RECENT & BREAKING COVID-19 HEADLINES
Placer County will move into the red tier as of Sunday, March 14, the California Department of Public Health announced today after statewide vaccination thresholds were met and state tier metrics relaxed as a result. READ MORE
“This is a big step and one that we welcome. With our case rate increasing gradually in the past week, it remains important to take precautions like masking and distancing, as none of us want to lose the progress we’ve made as a county,” said HHS Director and Interim Health Officer Dr. Rob Oldham.
What does the red tier mean? CLICK HERE to view the updated Blueprint for a Safer Economy for activities and businesses.
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TWO MILLION COVID-19 VACCINE DOSES DELIVERED TO CALIFORNIA’S HARDEST-HIT COMMUNITIES, PROMOTING UPDATE OF STATE’S REOPENING PLAN
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Californians in some of the state’s hardest-hit communities, increasing immunity where the state’s transmission rates and disease burden have been the highest during the pandemic. With this equity metric met, and because vaccines slow the spread of disease and serious illness, the previously announced update to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to account for progress with vaccine administration goes into effect.
After reassessment using new thresholds, 13 counties will move to a less restrictive tier, from Purple (widespread) to Red (substantial): Amador, Colusa, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Mono, Orange, Placer, San Benito, San Bernardino, Siskiyou, Sonoma and Tuolumne. Twenty-one counties will remain in the Purple (widespread) Tier, 33 will be in the Red (substantial) Tier, three remain in the Orange (moderate) Tier and one remains in the Yellow (minimal) Tier. These changes will take effect on Sunday, March 14. READ MORE
Placer County will continue to offer vaccines for people in Phases 1A and 1B. Starting Monday, March 15, persons 16-64 with certain high-risk medical conditions will also be eligible.
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