MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — While Stanislaus County’s infection rates have dropped significantly since the peak of the pandemic, they haven’t dropped low enough to meet the state’s criteria to move up to the red tier.
Stanislaus County at 13.6% per 100,000 people. The state mandates infection rate at 10% or lower.
The last time Stanislaus County was in the red tier was before the holidays and business owners say getting back there would be a big help.
Owner Larry Cary has been serving customers at his Modesto restaurant, The Brighter Side, for 45 years. He and other business owners are anxiously awaiting a return to the red tier.
“We’re doing maybe half to two-thirds business, is what we’re doing,” Cary said.
Cary says he wants to get back to doing business like before the pandemic.
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