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COACHELLA VALLEY, RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOVE BACK TO MORE RESTRICTIVE PURPLE TIER

COACHELLA VALLEY, RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOVE BACK TO MORE RESTRICTIVE PURPLE TIER

Riverside County has moved back to the more restrictive purple tier in the state’s phases of reopening.

The announcement came Tuesday by County Public Health Officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, at the Board of Supervisors meeting.

The purple tier requires many non-essential indoor business operations to close.

Businesses impacted by the tier change have 72 hours to make modifications (move outdoors, close, etc.) per the state,

Chart Below shows what is Open in Tier 1:

Businesses impacted by the tier change have 72 hours to make modifications (move outdoors, close, etc.) per the state, Kaiser said.

Last Tuesday, state officials announced the county is at risk of being moved back into the purple tier, the most restrictive classification, under the state’s public health regulation framework, because testing levels are below the threshold established for large counties and case rates are higher based on adjusted metrics.

At the county’s request, the California Department of Public Health left the county’s status unchanged until a review of data was completed.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s color-coded tier system relies on testing thresholds, case positivity rates and so-called “equity” measures, which focus on specific communities, to determine how a county should be classified.

Riverside County moved out of the purple tier and into the red tier last month, allowing for some indoor businesses to resume operations with limited capacities.

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