Improving coronavirus conditions across California prompted Governor Gavin Newsom to lift the regional stay-at-home orders, returning the state to the tier system previously used to dictate county-by-county restrictions.
Newsom announced the changes during a press conference on Monday, Jan. 25.
The governor issued the order on Dec. 4 for the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, covering the majority of the state’s counties.
Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties will return to purple tier in the state’s tier system.
The change allows restaurants and churches to resume outdoor operations and hair and nail salons to reopen in many areas, though local officials could choose to impose stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.
Public officials in some of California’s major cities and counties indicated they could soon lift local restrictions.