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Riverside County Board of Supervisors Discusses Reopening County, As State Could Move Us Back To Most Restrictive Tier

Riverside County Board of Supervisors Discusses Reopening County, As State Could Move Us Back To Most Restrictive Tier

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors continues discussion to reopen Riverside County, as the state data could move us back to the most Restrictive Purple Tier 1

According to the county’s Emergency Management Department, 142 people are hospitalized countywide with virus symptoms, an increase of 11 since Monday.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — The state reported that the Riverside County is in danger of moving into a more restrictive tier, Purple tier 1, that would force business closures once again.

According to state metrics released Tuesday, the county’s coronavirus CASE rates increased to 7.6 cases per 100,000 population from 6.7 last Tuesday.

The POSITIVITY rate rose to 5.0 percent from 4.8 percent a week ago.

The county remains in the state’s “red tier,” which means virus spread is “substantial,” according to the state. However, the county is in danger of moving back into the “purple” or “widespread” tier due to its rising CASE rate.

A rate of 7 (or higher) cases per 100,000 population is considered widespread per the state’s framework.

Under the red tier, many additional Riverside County businesses have been allowed to reopen, including in-restaurant dining, movie theaters, gyms and others.

Schools are officially able to physically reopen effective Tuesday, although local district governing boards are still working to decide reopening dates and most likely not at all in 2020.

Some Private Schools have already re-opened and received variances during the more Restrictive Purple Tier 1 and allowed to operate without a variance in less restrictive Red Tier 2. So these schools will be unaffected.

Riverside County health officials reported Tuesday 129 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and six additional virus-related deaths.

According to the county’s Emergency Management Department, 142 people are hospitalized countywide with virus symptoms, an increase of 11 since Monday.

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