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San Luis Obispo County

SLO County will not move forward to ‘Orange Tier’ after just missing metric requirements

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - San Luis Obispo County will not move into the Orange Tier of the state's reopening plan after slightly missing the requirements.

The reasons: slightly higher cases and lower numbers of testing for COVID-19.

According to the State's Blueprint for Safer Economy, in order for a county to proceed to the Orange Tier, the rate of new cases needs to fall between 2.0-5.9 per 100,000 residents.

According to San Luis Obispo County's website, the County is averaging 6.0 new cases, per 100,000, missing the requirements by 0.1.

The County will remain in the Red Tier for at least two more weeks.

Click here for more information on SLO County's COVID-19 information.

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Karen Cruz-Orduña

Karen Cruz-Orduña is a reporter for NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Karen, click here.

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