California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved five more counties from the most restrictive purple tier to the less restrictive red tier.
Those counties include Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Amador, Orange, and Placer.
The purple tier is imposed when the COVID-19 positivity rate is consistently above 8%. Counties where the positivity rate has been between 5%-8% are permitted to move to the red tier.
In the red tier, retail operations can increase from 25% capacity to 50%, and church and other cultural ceremonies can operate with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Museums, mall food courts, and gyms can reopen at reduced capacity, and personal services such as barbershops and salons can open indoor operations with restrictions.
Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food and movie theaters must remain closed. Indoor dining is also prohibited.
In counties that remain in the red tier for two weeks, schools can open for in-person instruction.