The county’s test positivity rate remained flat at 1.4%, meeting the least restrictive yellow tier’s requirements of less than 2% for the fifth week.
OC has also met yellow tier requirements for the third coronavirus monitoring metric, the health equity rate, which measures positive test rates in harder-hit neighborhoods. That figure is at 1.9%.
OC needs fewer than 2 new daily cases per 100,000 residents to enter into the least restrictive yellow tier, though if the state continues with its strong vaccination pace, specifically for harder-hit communities, the state could drop its color-coded tier system and fully reopen by June 15.
For now, businesses are restricted to orange tier guidelines.