When could San Diego County reach the Orange tier?
Now that we are in the red tier, more businesses have been able to open up more however now everyone is wondering when will we get into the orange tier? Well Yesterday, Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher explained three ways we could get into the orange tier. He said the earliest we could get in the orange tier is the second week of April.
- We need to have a case rate below 4 new cases per 100,000 people for two consecutive weeks. We are currently at 5.5 per 100,000.
- Another way is if the state is able to administer 4 million vaccines to vulnerable communities. So far we are at 2.9 million vaccines.
- Lastly, if San Diego County’s health equity metric — which looks at the testing positivity for areas with the lowest healthy conditions — and overall testing positivity percentage both fall into the yellow tier for two consecutive weeks, the county will be promoted to the orange tier regardless.
As of now more than 823,000 people — or 30.6% of San Diego County residents over the age of 16 — have received at least one dose of the two-shot vaccines, and more than 504,000 people — or 18.8% — have been fully vaccinated.
Airlines are slowly returning to their old ways!
Southwest Airlines has gone back to boarding passengers in lots of 30. During the pandemic, it restricted boarding to 10 passengers at a time to create more space between them. Most airlines now have their middle seat available except Delta Airlines which has extended empty middle seats through April 30. Many airlines are also bringing back snacks and drinks. Some, but not all, have resumed selling alcohol —.
Yesterday was stimulus payday!
You should’ve received your stimulus by yesterday. If you didn't get a direct deposit, look in the mail over the next week for a check or a debit card. The easiest way to check when and how your stimulus money will get to you is by using the IRS's Get My Payment Tool. It is updated overnight, so there is no need to check it multiple times a day. Irs.gov.