San Mateo and Marin counties advanced to the second most restrictive category in California’s reopening plan Tuesday, according to the California Department of Public Health. Both came out of the purple level, the category that imposes the strictest rules of the coronavirus.
Currently, all but 11 counties in the state are at the purple tier. But Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that as rates of coronavirus cases continue to plummet in the Bay Area and throughout California, five counties are transitioning to the red and he anticipates that another eight may loosen restrictions. next week, and “even more in two weeks.”