SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom unveiled a new blueprint that allows a more gradual progression for loosening restrictions on activities. This new color coded, 4-tier system replaces the monitoring list and is for now, still based upon two key criteria: new cases and positivity rate. Counties such as Madera that are on the monitoring list begin in purple. Even at the purple tier however, hair salons and barbershops may open as of Monday, August 31st.
Widespread (purple): Counties with more than 7 daily new cases per 100,000 residents or higher than 8% positivity rate
Substantial (red): 4 to 7 daily new cases per 100,000 residents or 5-8% positivity
Moderate (orange): 1 to 3.9 daily new cases per 100,000 or 2-4.9% positivity
Minimal (yellow): Less than 1 daily new case per 100,000 or less than 2% positivity
What does this mean for Madera County?
- Madera County currently falls within the purple tier along with 37 other counties in California.
- Indoor business operations remain limited in most non-essential sectors.
- Hair salons and barbershops may NOW OPEN with modifications.
- These changes do not affect school guidance or the current limits on in-person learning.
The fastest Madera County may move forward to the next tier is after 3 weeks at our current level. We can all do our part to help Madera County move forward by wearing a mask, physically distancing, washing our hands, and minimizing mixing. For more information visit the state’s re-designed website https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/.
If you are a business or organization and have additional questions contact the Business/Partner Liaison at (559) 517- 0001.