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On Monday, Jan. 25, the state announced its regional stay-at-home order would be lifted. The order, first announced on Dec. 3, took effect when a region’s ICU capacity dipped below 15%. The state had recently faced criticism over how it publicizes that data.

Cases in the Greater Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto region

The animation below uses data from the California Department of Public Health to show how counties have been positioned since the state introduced its tiered reopening system. Click or tap here for more information about current tier assignments in California or for more information on past assignments, click or tap here.

Check with your county for the latest health order information in your community.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 1,498 deaths
  • 93,790 cases

AMADOR COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 34 deaths
  • 1,598 cases

CALAVERAS COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 49 deaths
  • 1,905 cases

COLUSA COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 13 deaths
  • 2,140 cases

EL DORADO COUNTY: Substantial “Red” Tier

  • 100 deaths
  • 9,195 cases

NEVADA COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 74 deaths
  • 3,979 cases

PLACER COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 232 deaths
  • 19,911 cases

PLUMAS COUNTY: Substantial “Red” Tier

  • 6 deaths
  • 653 cases

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 1,150 deaths
  • 67,123 cases

SIERRA COUNTY: Moderate “Orange” Tier

  • 100 cases

SOLANO COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 165 deaths
  • 30,216 cases

STANISLAUS COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 953 deaths
  • 50,727 cases

SUTTER COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 98 deaths
  • 8,899 cases

TUOLUMNE COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 59 deaths
  • 3,966 cases

YOLO COUNTY: Substantial “Red” Tier

  • 185 deaths
  • 12,747 cases

YUBA COUNTY: Widespread “Purple” Tier

  • 38 deaths
  • 5,776 cases


Below is the state’s guidance for schools. The state’s “Safe Schools Reopening” map shows where school districts stand in the reopening process. Parents and students should check with their districts for more information.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • As of Jan. 21, California nursing facilities have reported 60,904 residents and 50,070 health care workers with COVID-19. A total of 8,994 residents and 225 health care workers have died from the disease.
  • For a full list of which facilities have reported cases of COVID-19 click here.

Jails & Prisons

  • A total of 49,117 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmates have tested positive for the virus.
  • The CDCR reports 212 inmates have died. The CDCR announced the first inmate death from COVID-19 on April 19.


Fast Facts About the Coronavirus

With the coronavirus causing concerns across the globe, many people may be wondering if their seasonal symptoms are the common cold, flu or something more.

Symptoms for the viral infection include runny nose, headache, cough and fever. And yes, those are also the common symptoms of the flu.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shortness of breath, body aches and chills could be associated with more dangerous types of the coronavirus. In more extreme cases, the virus may cause pneumonia, bronchitis, kidney failure and death.

Symptoms of milder coronavirus cases can be “somewhat indistinguishable” from the flu, Eleanor Fish, an immunology professor at the University of Toronto, told Global News.

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