San Mateo and Marine counties on Tuesday advanced to the second-largest category of California’s reopening plan, according to the California Department of Public Health. Both went out of the purple level, the category that imposes the strictest coronavirus rules.
Currently, all but 11 counties in the state are in the purple level. But Gavin Newsom’s government said on Tuesday that as the number of coronavirus cases continues to fall in the Bay Area and across California, five counties are turning red, and he expects another eight will be allowed to loosen restrictions next week. – and “even more in two weeks.”