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Goodbye Purple, Hello Red? Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties Poised To Move COVID-19 Tiers Next Week


California has now reached the two million COVID-19 vaccination mark in some of its hardest hit communities, a milestone which means we could see more reopenings in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties next week.  The state is following through on its plan to change some of the metrics of the reopening process.

By this time next week, you may be able to dine indoors at a restaurant, and perhaps even go to a movie.  The two million vaccination milestone is a huge one for the state.  It means two dozen counties could move from the state’s purple COVID-19 safety shutdown tier to red in the next few days.  Los Angeles and Orange Counties are among 13 counties moving from purple to red on Sunday.

State Public Health officials say based on current data and projections, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties could be moved from the purple to red tier on Tuesday, with the move taking effect Wednesday.

Restaurants could resume indoor service with limited capacity.  Gyms and movie theaters can also offer limited indoor operations.