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Bay Area COVID-19 Regulations Tracker

October 21, 2020Alerts

Bay Area CoronavirusIn an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, California on Aug. 31 released the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on business, health and recreational activities at the county level. The new system replaces the County Data Monitoring List. Under the Blueprint, each county is assigned to one of four tiers based on the rate of new cases and test positivity rate (percentage of tests that return a positive result). Counties must remain in a tier for at least three weeks, and to move to a less restrictive tier, must meet that tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, a county will be assigned to a more restrictive tier. 

In addition, individual counties within the Bay Area have adopted their own orders governing subjects such as the use of face coverings and social distancing protocol and providing operational guidance for establishments such as restaurants, wineries and day care centers.

For entities with a presence in more than one Bay Area county, keeping up with the rules can be daunting.

Prepared by attorneys in Fox Rothschild's San Francisco office, the Bay Area COVID-19 Regulations Tracker brings all these regulations together in one chart, with links to the full text of county orders and guidance documents that provide details in each key area of health and safety. Click on the image above, on the right, to view the chart.