MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – Marin County has been cleared by the state of California to move to Tier 2 in the COVID-19 risk status.
This means, on September 8, the county will be moved from ‘widespread’ to ‘substantial’ allowing more businesses and schools to reopen.
Tier 2, or red, is when some non-essential businesses are closed for indoor services.
According to Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis, the county’s recent numbers are 5.9 cases a day with 3-percent positive test rate.
“We made a lot of progress in August, so we know what it takes. It’s a team effort for all of us.” he said. “We’re at a critical junction. To hold onto these gains,s we need to stay strong in the ways we protect ourselves and others. If we see unsafe social mixing, or less face covering, we’ll see more transmission and could have to shut down again.”
In-person classes will be allowed for schools starting Tuesday, September 22 if the county remains in the red for two consecutive weeks.
15 schools have already been cleared to reopen starting September 8.
The main changes for the county moving into Tier 2:
- Retail establishments are allowed to open indoors at 50% capacity
- Indoor malls are allowed to open at 50% capacity
- Personnel care services are allowed to open indoors
- Museums are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity
- Places of worship are allowed to open with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
- Movie theaters are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
- Gyms are allowed to open indoors with 10% capacity
- Restaurants are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
For the latest information from the county, CLICK HERE.