By Robert Haugh
Governor Gavin Newsom announced a “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” It classifies counties under a four-tier system.
Santa Clara County is considered to have “widespread” COVID-19 cases, the worst category. Most of the counties in the state are in the widespread category, too.
That means the county has more than 7 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people and a positive test rate of 8 percent or more.
Hair salons and barbershops are allowed to open outdoor operations this week in Santa Clara County. Other business sectors remain shut down.
A new website shows the rules for opening for different industries by county. Here’s an example of shopping malls in our county: