Sacramento County reached a new milestone this week as it officially entered the orange tier of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system. The case rate continued to fall reaching 4.4 per 100,000 residents this week, while the testing positivity rate, adjusted for equity, improved more modestly to 3.4 percent. On June 15, the state is expected to lift the COVID-19 risk assessment system and with it many of the restrictions currently in place on businesses.
Impact of the orange tier
Most restrictions remain in place under the orange tier of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system including requirements for physical distancing and face coverings. Event capacity can be increased if a venue can support it in terms of both logistics and space, meaning some school performances may be able to hold more attendees.
Unfortunately, the move to the orange tier occurred too late for most schools to adjust plans for graduation events.
What will happen after June 15?
State and county health officials have shared that many restrictions on local businesses are expected to be lifted on June 15. School leaders have been told to expect revised guidance related to school operations which district staff are closely monitoring. Once new guidance is issued, staff will review carefully and share what changes can be made with both employees and families.