Counties previously needed an adjusted case rate of fewer than 1 daily case per 100,000 residents to enter the yellow tier; the Orange County COVID-19 dashboard now shows that figure has inched up to fewer than 2 cases per 100,000 residents.
The state’s move to ease yellow tier requirements could be related to the potential addition of a fifth green tier, which would allow fewer business restrictions once the county’s coronavirus transmission
Orange County is currently in the orange tier with a case rate of 3, up slightly from 2.8 last week.
The county has already met the required testing positivity rate to enter the yellow tier.
California Eases Yellow Tier Requirements
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