Hello Morgan Hill Community,
Today, October 5, 2020, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Officer has issued a Revised Risk Reduction Order, which will go into effect when the County moves into the State’s Tier 3 (the Orange Tier). Under the Revised Risk Reduction Order, all businesses in the County will be allowed to operate so long as the State order allows them to operate, including indoor dining and indoor gatherings.
The fact that an activity is allowed does not mean it is safe. COVID-19 continues to pose a serious risk to our residents. This is why we urge all residents to be cautious, stay home when possible, minimize interaction with anyone outside their household, maintain social distance, wear a face covering, and move activities outdoors when possible.
The Revised Risk Reduction Order allows for greater consistency and uniformity with the State’s Orange Tier framework. Unless otherwise indicated in the order, all County businesses and activities are allowed to resume to the extent allowed under the Orange tier. The following business and activities will be allowed to resume under the Orange Tier:
- Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people and indoor gatherings of up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
- Indoor dining up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
- To ensure alignment with the State’s Orange Tier, the Health Officer will issue further modifications to various other directives before the County moves into the Orange Tier.
Santa Clara County is currently in the State of California’s Red Tier (Tier 2). If current trends continue, the State could assign the County to the less restrictive Orange Tier as early as October 13th.