Santa Cruz SBDCAptos, CA

Santa Cruz County Moves to Purple Tier

  • Restaurants - outdoor only
  • Retail - 25% Indoor capacity
  • Bars closed (those serving food, follow restaurant guidelines)*
  • Hotels open, but no related inside pools or gyms open, other modifications may apply.*
  • Fitness clubs: outside only
  • No indoor gatherings
  • Hair salons and barber shops open with modifications*

STATE Updates 11/16/20

  • In light of the recent, unprecedented surge in rate of increase of cases, notwithstanding the Blueprint framework outlined below, the following changes are effective until further notice:
    • Tier assignments may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week when CDPH determines that the most recent reliable data indicate that immediate action is needed to address COVID-19 transmission in a county.
    • Counties may be moved back more than one tier if CDPH determines that the data support the more intensive intervention. Key considerations will include the rate of increase in new cases and/or test positivity, more recent data as noted below, public health capacity, and other epidemiological factors.
    • The most recent reliable data will be used to complete the assessment.
    • In light of the extreme circumstances requiring immediate action, counties will be required to implement any sector changes the day following the tier announcement.
  • The California Blueprint Data Chart (Excel) has been updated to show county tier status, date of tier assignment, adjusted case rate for tier assignment, and countywide testing positivity.
  • County requests for tier adjudication will not hold the county in the current tier during adjudication, and given the current environment of rapidly escalating cases and widespread disease transmission across California, tier adjudication requests are unlikely to be approved unless unique, extreme circumstances and data are submitted justifying how the county is not impacted by the statewide increases.

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