- California is aiming to fully reopen its economy June 15. Los Angeles County moved into the least restrictive tier on Thursday, May 6.
- An updated statewide mask mandate based on vaccinations is in place.
- Schools are beginning to reopen. About 48% of public and charter school students have the option to return to the classroom. Follow the process with The Times’ new schools tracker.
How each county is rated
When and how areas are reopened is governed strictly by a four-tier classification system. Counties are slotted in one of four tiers.
California’s reopening risk tiers
Most nonessential indoor business operations are closed
Some nonessential indoor business operations are closed
Some business operations can open with modifications
Most business operations can open with modifications
Here is the current status of each of the state's 58 counties.
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The latest numbers, along with tier reassignments, are released periodically. Here is how those decisions have shifted over time.
The metrics that matter
Over the course of 2020, state leaders used a shifting series of metrics to guide decision making.
The state is now using three statistics to judge counties. With some exceptions, metrics must surpass the benchmark for the next tier in order to loosen restrictions. The latest numbers, along with tier reassignments, are released each Tuesday.
Where schools are reopening
Officials are tracking where students can return for some form of in-person instruction. About 3 million of the state’s 5.9 million public and charter school students have the option to return, according to estimates The Times derived from state data.
What’s open in your county?
Here are the key metrics in each county and what is allowed to reopen. Some county officials may still choose to be more restrictive than the state system allows.