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Sonoma County draws closer to red tier as case rate continues to decline

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The themes of the Sonoma County COVID-19 briefing on March 3 were staying in business in the time of COVID and when the county will get to the red tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Sheba Person-Whitley of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board discussed various resources for local businesses and Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase discussed how nail-bitingly close the county is to moving into the red tier.

“We are so close to moving out of the purple tier. Everything is looking good,” Mase said during the briefing.

According to Mase, as of March 2 the county’s case rate is 9.5 per 100,000 per day. The case positivity rate is 3.5%, an orange tier metric, and the testing positivity in the lowest quartile of the healthy places index is 5.5%, a red tier metric.

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