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Ventura County Moving To State's Least Restrictive COVID-19 Reopening Tier

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The Fusion Grill in Thousand Oaks is one of the many restaurants which will benefit from increased indoor capacity, with Ventura County moving from the state's Orange, to Yellow COVID-19 reopening tier.

County goes from Orange, to Yellow Tier; Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties remain in Orange

Ventura County has met the criteria to move into the least restrictive of the state’s COVID-19 reopening tiers. The county will go from the orange, to the yellow tier Wednesday.

The county’s low COVID-19 metrics set the stage for places like restaurants, and gyms to expand their indoor operations. Bars can operate with 25% indoor capacity.

Dr. Rigoberto Vargas is Ventura County’s Public Health Director. He says the positive news is the result of county residents doing things like wearing masks, social distancing, and getting vaccinations.

Vargas says that two-thirds of the county residents have at least received at least their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties remain in the orange tiers. But in two weeks, the tiers will be completely eliminated. The state’s total reopening is set for June 15th.