With several Bay Area counties reopening indoor services in the red tier, some are looking ahead to the next step -- the less-restrictive orange tier.
Already in red for a week, San Mateo County officials are hopeful it will meet the state criteria to advance to the orange tier March 16.
A move that would allow restaurants to go from 25 to 50% capacity indoors.
“We’re trending in the right direction, coupled with vaccinations” said San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa. “I’m optimistic we can move to orange.”
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Governor Havin Newsom said this week that he’s planning to make changes to the tier requirements. He’s looking to add vaccination rates to the equation.
A change he says will help counties advance more quickly.
“I'm eager to get back to 50% which I hope is a few weeks out,” said Kosta Panos of Cafe 382.