COVID-19 spread easing in Stanislaus County

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Stanislaus County has met the two metrics needed to move down to the next tier in the state's COVID-19 blueprint, but will need to remain there for a week before more businesses can begin re-opening or expanding operations.

Stanislaus County is currently in the purple tier (widespread) in California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, but if the new metrics hold for a week, the county will be able to move into the red tier, signifying COVID-19 spread is considered substantial.

As of Tuesday, Stanislaus County has a seven-day average number of new COVID-19 positive cases per day per 100,000 residents of 4.8%, and a positivity test rate of 3.5%, according to the California Department of Public Health. Under the red tier, daily new cases have to fall between four to seven per 100,000 residents and the positivity test rate has to be between five to eight percent.

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