California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

Understand your county’s status

Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary.

Current tier assignments as of September 22, 2020

All data and tier assignments are updated weekly every Tuesday.

All data and tier assignments are based on results from week ending September 12, 2020. Learn more at California Blueprint Data Chart.

Questions and answers

County risk level

Adjusted cases

Positivity rate

Widespread

Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed

More than 7

Daily new cases (per 100k)

More than 8%

Positive tests

Substantial

Some non-essential indoor business operations are closed

4-7

Daily new cases (per 100k)

5 – 8%

Positive tests

Moderate

Some indoor business operations are open with modifications

1 – 3.9

Daily new cases (per 100k)

2 – 4.9%

Positive tests

Minimal

Most indoor business operations are open with modifications

Less than 1

Daily new cases (per 100k)

Less than 2%

Positive tests