The lifting of the order means that many businesses will be allowed to reopen in Bay Area counties under Purple Tier guidelines. Currently, all counties in the Bay Area — and in much of the state — are expected to be designated at the Purple Tier Tuesday, indicating that the COVID-19 virus is widespread.
As state health officials have noted, individual counties are allowed to make restrictions tighter with guidelines issued by their local health department, but counties cannot institute restrictions that are more relaxed than state guidelines.
While most counties were adjusting the current COVID restrictions immediately, San Francisco announced that the city’s return to Purple Tier guidance would begin on Thursday, January 28.
Officials in counties across the Bay Area anxious for businesses to reopen as widely as possible have issued a reminder of the current COVID guidance and restrictions under the Purple Tier. Dr. Mark Ghaly on Tuesday confirmed that 54 out of 58 counties in California, including all nine greater Bay Area counties, remained in the Purple Tier.
Most of the counties in the Bay Area issued a release detailing what businesses and activities would immediately reopen. Links to the latest information on what is open by county are available below.Suspect Arrested In Fatal San Mateo RV Storage Lot Shooting
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