This is the first time OC has met orange tier metrics since the state restarted its tier monitoring system at the start of the year.
The county’s test positivity rate remains in the orange tier at 2.1%.
OC exited the most restrictive purple tier and entered the second, red tier on March 14; each county is required to stay in its respective tier for at least three weeks before being able to advance into a less restrictive tier.
The region will also need to maintain orange tier criteria for two consecutive weeks in order to progress to the next tier.
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