California Officials Issue New Guidance on Gatherings

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released new guidelines on gatherings in an effort to continue the reduction in the number of coronavirus cases in the state.

Public and private gathering criteria have been changed for each county based on their tier level. All counties in the region have been transferred to the red tier or better as of April 14.

Revised Guidelines

In the purple tier, the CDPH only allows outdoor gatherings. The agency also limited the number of people that could attend the gathering comes from a maximum of three households. The limit includes attendees, guests, and hosts.

For the red tier, outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 25 people. On the other hand, indoor gatherings are allowed but limited to 25% of capacity if applicable. They must also observe a maximum of three households or ten people.

Residents in the orange tier can hold gatherings of up to 50 people. Indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 25% capacity or 25 people, whichever one is fewer.

The state also limited outdoor gatherings in yellow tier counties to a maximum of 100 people. For indoor gatherings, they imposed a 50% capacity maximum or 50 people, whichever is fewer.

So far, the state has inoculated about 50% of all eligible California residents. They said they have administered more than 24 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine statewide. The number represents the sixth highest data of administered doses in any country worldwide.

Additionally, California officials announced the state has the lowest positivity rate for the COVID-19 virus in the United States, ABC10 reported.

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