Santa Clara County could be the next in the Bay Area to hit the yellow tier for COVID-19 reopening this week.
The county’s fall and positivity rates meet the state’s criteria for moving to yellow. Only 24 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, including two deaths. According to the district, 59% of residents aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated.
If the move is announced on Tuesday, Santa Clara County would be the third county in the Bay Area to make it to the least restrictive yellow plains, joining San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
By moving to the yellow level, many companies such as bars, restaurants, gyms and cinemas can expand their capacities to operate indoors.
California officials have set June 15 as the date for everything to fully reopen, but Santa Clara County would get a head start if it got the green light.
If the county receives clearance on Tuesday, the change in yellow will take effect on Wednesday.