It’s Official – San Diego County Moves Into Purple Tier

by on November 10, 2020 · 4 comments

in San Diego

Sadly and grimly, the state’s update Tuesday has pushed San Diego County into the Purple Tier – the most restrictive tier in California’s color-coded system of coronavirus-related tiers.

California updated its coronavirus Blueprint for a Safer Economy website just before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 10 and moved the county into Tier 1, also known as the Purple Tier.

San Diego County has been suffering rising cases of COVID-19 as demonstrated in the region’s adjusted case rate, which was 8.9 for the week leading up and including Halloween. If any county goes above the 7.0 threshold for two consecutive weeks, it is moved into the most restrictive tier, which became San Diego County’s reality on Tuesday.

The California Department of Public Health had reported in late October that San Diego County’s COVID-19 case rate had risen to 7.4, which is above the 4.0 to 7.0 threshold to remain in the Red Tier. Two other counties were also moved to the Purple Tier: Sacramento and Stanislaus Counties.

Tier 1 means there is a “widespread” risk of contracting COVID-19, according to California Public Health officials.

Tier 1 mandates the following:

  • Restaurants must cease indoor operations; can still offer services outdoors
  • Places of worship can offer services outdoors but must stop indoor services
  • Gyms and fitness centers must take services outdoors and halt indoor services
  • Retail stores and bookstores can open with a maximum 25% capacity
  • Grocery stores, which are considered essential, can continue operations with a maximum 50% capacity
  • Breweries, bars, distilleries and wineries where meals are not provided must close

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Guy November 10, 2020 at 5:07 pm

Almost a year into this and right back to square 1 lockdowns. Bummer…something seems off though just can’t put my finger on it.


Peter from South O November 10, 2020 at 11:38 pm

How about this concept: We as a society are acting like the patient with a bacterial infection who is prescribed a fourteen-day course of antibiotics and instructed to “take them all; don’t quit when you feel better” and ignores the advise.
We never really shut down like the Europeans and Asians did, we just put varied and sundry restrictions on parts of our activities. Everything was advisory and oriented towards the economic impact instead of a public health emergency.
So we quit taking the pills early BUT we did not learn a lesson. We are doomed to rinse and repeat here until we bite the bullet and really shut down for a few weeks with enforcement. There is a good reason why the head of the CDC wears a military uniform, not a suit and tie.


Chris November 10, 2020 at 6:17 pm

Sad but I think most people assumed this was bound to happen. A lot of businesses will simply opt to shut down completely while others are determined to ignore the order in hopes others will follow the same example in the belief that the powers that be will not be able to go after everyone who is being defiant. It will be interesting to see how this all pans out.


sealintheSelkirks November 12, 2020 at 2:12 pm

That Chinese curse of ‘May you live in interesting times’ sure fits well your last sentence, doesn’t it? Interesting as in exponential increases in sickness and death just does not fit my concept of being interesting…horrifying would be a better description.

Same crap is happening up here on the Canadian border. I suddenly saw elementary kids in a schoolyard today, it shocked me as I had no idea, and that’s with a spiking infection rate in all of these low-population Trump-voting Q-Anon & Faux propaganda-watching rural mountains counties.

People joke about ‘drinking the Kool-Aid’ but we must remember that saying came directly from Jim Jones’ mass suicide in Guyana which wasn’t much of a joke at the time. Religious madness, they DID drink the Kool-Aid, just like so many in the US is doing over Covid. Not much different from ideological madness.

And my county is seriously lacking ability to test. Much less for contact tracing and testing. A local friend’s family that just came out of 18 days of quarantine (the fevers persisted) with 42 yr old mom being the worst hit. She went down incredibly sick (she finally called the other night to talk about it). And they were told that they wouldn’t be tested again due to lack of test kits. Her and her daughter can’t walk a city block without gasping for breath. She said she can’t get any air because her lungs feel stuffed full…but her boss at the Chiropractor office required her to go to work today. Yes, the chiro is open…would you want to go in there? She is now, the whole family, is scared spitless of this disease. She repeated on the phone call that she had no idea how bad it was going to be…

1,400 deaths yesterday across the country. The KYRS community radio ‘Covid Show’ with 2 medical people is on, they just said that. My friends in Utah run by Republicans and the right wing LDS Church had the Governor just reversed himself and sent a cell phone emergency alert for mandatory mask wearing by everybody. Their hospitals are completely full!

It’s going to get SO much worse that I really don’t want to look at that thought. It’s insanity. There is too much stupid in this country! I talk with people in Europe, New Zealand, and Canada who ask what the hell is wrong with ‘you’ people. I don’t have any answers to that. Oh, and Canada continues having the border completely closed to US citizens. They don’t want us in their country…and their talking about keeping it closed until 2022.



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