A new blueprint for business sector reopening was unveiled by Governor Gavin Newsom on August 28, which includes a color-coded tiered system that will use two metrics to measure the novel coronavirus: spread rate and test positivity percentage. Along with the tiers, Gov. Newsom announced that hair salons and barbers could reopen to a limited 25 percent capacity in Orange County.
The tiers are designated by four colors: purple (widespread), red (substantial), orange (moderate) and yellow (minimal with the lowest restrictions). Orange County is currently in a blended purple/red tier; and with the numbers trending in the right direction, the County is on track to transition to the red tier on September 8.
Counties must remain at each tier for a minimum of 21 days. The State’s new website, www.COVID19.ca.gov
, will track the metrics, show an interactive map and list business sectors open by each county.