County in the purple tier for the foreseeable future

Nov 17, 2020

November 17, 2020 — With most of California back in the purple tier, public Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren has updated the county’s health order to limit outdoor gatherings to 12 people instead of 20 from three different households. He told the board of supervisors today that he does not expect the county to get out of the purple tier for the next six to eight weeks.

On the consent calendar, the board approved $158,700 for a six-month Promotores de Salud program with Nuestra Alianza to train at least six Spanish-speaking health ambassadors who will work in the community to prevent the spread of covid-19.

The board also approved an urgency ordinance to establish temporary group care facilities in the coastal zone for winter homeless shelter.