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San Luis Obispo County's COVID-19 Metrics Improve Enough To Allow More Reopenings

For the first time in months, you’re going to be able to eat indoors at a restaurant, or work out in a gym on parts of the Central Coast.

San Luis Obispo County's COVID-19 metrics have improved enough that it’s moving from the state’s most restrictive purple tier, to the red tier.

The reopenings come with a number of safety restrictions.  The move also means that San Luis Obispo County’s movie theaters and museums will be able to reopen, with limited capacity. The county is one of seven in the state moving from the purple to the red tier.

The case rates and other key data have also improved dramatically in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, but not enough for them to move to the more liberal red tier.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.