California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Note: More restrictive regulations issued by Alameda County take precedence.

Find the status of activities in your county, effective Aug. 31

County risk level

Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed

New cases

More than 7

daily new cases (per 100k)

positive tests

More than 8%

positive tests

Some non-essential indoor business operations are closed

4 – 7

daily new cases (per 100k)

5 – 8%

positive tests

Some indoor business operations are open with modifications

1 – 3.9

daily new cases (per 100k)

2 – 4.9%

positive tests

Most indoor business operations are open with modifications

Less than 1

daily new cases (per 100k)

Less than 2%

positive tests

Learn more about the tiers.

Understand your county’s status

Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. 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.