Benicia Re-Enters Purple Tier, Raising Covid-19 Restrictions

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By: ABI HOGLUND

The California Public Health Department announced Monday that Solano County is going back into the Purple Tier. This means coronavirus cases have gone back up and need to go back to the state’s most restrictive tier. The tier was immediately set into place for Solano and 27 other California counties because of the recent rise in cases. The state’s decision to move Solano County into the Purple Tier means that some indoor business and activities must close or reduce the amount of people allowed. 

County officials said schools that have opened while Solano County was in the Red Tier can stay open but any schools that have not yet opened are no longer able to open. Dr. Bela Matyas, Solano County Public Health Officer says “We urge residents to continue to be very careful about getting or spreading COVID-19, especially coming into the holidays.”. Since the pandemic began there have been 8,959 total coronavirus cases in Solano County. As of Monday 612 active cases, 36 people have been hospitalized and 79 deaths counted in Solano County.

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