Regional Stay Home Order ended January 25, 2021
Counties returned to their appropriate tier under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Other state orders are still in place. See details on the About COVID-19 restrictions page.
California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.
Understand your county’s status
Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate.
In light of the recent, unprecedented surge in rate of increase of cases, the following changes are effective until further notice:
- Tier assignments may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week when the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) determines that the most recent reliable data indicate that immediate action is needed to address COVID-19 transmission in a county.
- Counties may be moved back more than one tier if CDPH determines that the data supports more intensive intervention. Key considerations will include the rate of increase in new cases and/or test positivity, more recent data as noted below, public health capacity, and other epidemiological factors.
- The most recent reliable data will be used to complete the assessment.
- In light of the extreme circumstances requiring immediate action, counties will be required to implement any sector changes the day following the tier announcement.
- Full details on the Blueprint are available in CDPH’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework.
Reopening safely for all communities
COVID-19 has impacted some communities more than others. They face higher rates of infection and death. These include our Latino, Black, Pacific Islander, low income, and essential worker communities.
Counties must address COVID-19 in all communities to open further, including making sure the positivity rate in certain neighborhoods (health equity metric) does not significantly lag behind overall county positivity rates. These efforts need cross-sector and broad partnerships to succeed. The health equity metric is only used to decide whether a county can move to a less restrictive tier. Learn more about this focus on equity.
County risk level
Adjusted case rate*
7-day average of daily COVID-19 cases per 100K with 7-day lag, adjusted for number of tests performed
7-day average of all COVID-19 tests performed that are positive
Health equity quartile
More than 8.0%
5.0 – 8.0%
5.3 – 8.0%
2.0 – 4.9%
2.2 – 5.2%
Less than 2.0%
Less than 2.2%
*Small counties (those with a population less than 106,000) may be subject to alternate case assessment measures for purposes of tier assignment.
**Health equity metric is not applied for small counties. The health equity metric is used to move to a less restrictive tier.
Regional Stay Home Order
The CA Department of Public Health is ending the Regional Stay Home Order across California. This action comes as projected ICU availability rose above 15%. Counties will return to their assigned Blueprint tiers and are urged to continue safe practices, avoiding crowds and wearing a mask when leaving home.
Current tier assignments as of January 19, 2021
Tier assignments may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week. Select a county to see what region it’s in.
All data and tier assignments are based on results from week ending January 9, 2021. See how tiers are assigned and change, as well as county historical data (California Blueprint Data Chart), at CDPH’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework.