San Diego County to move into yellow tier Wednesday

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SAN DIEGO — San Diego County will move into the less-restrictive yellow tier in the state’s reopening system on Wednesday, less than a week before the state’s economy is set to fully reopen.

The county posted an adjusted case rate of 1.2 in Tuesday’s data from state health leaders. The rate remained low for a second consecutive week, allowing the county to move into the yellow tier.

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said loosened restrictions will go into place on Wednesday. The updated guidance for businesses comes as California is set to fully reopen its economy and ditch the reopening system altogether on June 15.

In the yellow tier, outdoor music venues can increase to 67% capacity, restaurants and gyms can be at 50% capacity — indoor and outdoor — indoor bars can be at 25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer, and outdoor gatherings can expand to 200 people.

Business owners told FOX 5 on Monday that the real game changer will come June 15.

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