Newsom To Suddenly Reopen California

“California is slowly starting to emerge from the most dangerous surge of this pandemic yet, which is the light at the end of the tunnel we’ve been hoping for,” California’s Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly said in a statement.

“Seven weeks ago, our hospitals and front-line medical workers were stretched to their limits, but Californians heard the urgent message to stay home when possible and our surge after the December holidays did not overwhelm the health care system to the degree we had feared.”

According to a release by the California Department of Public Health, “nearly all” of the regions that were previously under a stay-at-home order will return to the state’s tier system for coronavirus restrictions in the most severe “purple” tier. In that tier, “most indoor businesses are closed,” but places of worship and many outdoor businesses may open with modifications.