The Dallas Morning News
California reaches reopening milestone
LOS ANGELES — For the first time since California unveiled its color-coded COVID-19 reopening system nearly eight months ago, not a single county is in the most restrictive purple tier.
The milestone was reached Wednesday, when state health officials moved what had been the lone remaining occupant of the category — Merced County — into the less stringent red tier after taking a closer look at the region’s data.
As opposed to the purple tier — in which a wide swath of business sectors have to suspend or severely limit indoor operations — counties in the red tier can permit many more businesses and institutions to operate but at limited capacity.