STOCKTON –San Joaquin County Public Health Officer Dr. Maggie Park told the Board of Supervisors yesterday that the County progressed from the most restrictive widespread Purple Tier into the less restrictive substantial Red Tier starting April 7. This announcement by the State will allow restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and other businesses to begin moving operations indoors with capacity limits.
“It is because of the tireless efforts of San Joaquin County, our community partners and local residents that the County is able to move into the Red Tier,” Dr. Park reported. “However, the relaxing of restrictions should not encourage residents to let their guard down. We are urging community members to continue to do their part to help maintain our momentum by getting tested, taking the necessary precautions to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19 and being vaccinated once they are eligible.”
Beginning today, restaurants and movie theaters will be allowed to resume indoor operations at 25 percent capacity, or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Gyms and fitness centers will be allowed to reopen indoor operations at 10 percent of their indoor capacity. Museums, zoos and aquariums will be able to open indoor operations at 25 percent capacity and retail and shopping centers will be able to increase their indoor operations to 50 percent capacity. Effective April 15, additional sectors including gatherings, private events, and live indoor events can resume with modifications in the Red Tier. The Governor announced today that all tiers would be eliminated by June 15 if vaccine supply remains steady and coronavirus metrics continue to decline.
“The Red Tier announcement is great news for San Joaquin County, but much more needs to be done to continue moving forward by leaps and bounds,” said San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Tom Patti. “Everyone is counting on us to get businesses, schools, gatherings, sports and everyday life back up and running and we all need to do everything possible including testing, testing, testing to make that happen.”
San Joaquin County COVID-19 latest statistics as of April 6, 2021:
· 195,535 total doses have been allocated to San Joaquin County for community disbursement
· 198,567 total doses have been administered through the County, plus through other multi-county entities, hospital systems, Walgreens and CVS
· 65.7% of residents aged 64-75 are fully vaccinated. 57.7% of residents 75+ are fully vaccinated
· 113,731 of all residents are fully vaccinated which is approximately 35% of County adults ages 18 and older
· 10.1 daily new cases (per 100k) · 4.0% positive tests for the entire county
· 3.4% positive tests for health equity quartile To view all of the County’s COVID-19 statistics, see the dashboard at https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/4ec4f8e1dfd142998d1732c7f5c79e45
The County’s www.sjready.org, managed by the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), is a hub for all the COVID information the public needs to locate scheduled community vaccination events.