• Kevin Hessel

Coronavirus surge forces tier rollback in Marin

Updated: Nov 25

Marin’s attempt to avoid a state-ordered rollback of its coronavirus reopening tier was thwarted this week as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he was pulling a statewide “emergency brake” effective Nov. 17. In an effort to slow a surge of COVID-19 cases, Newsom hinted at statewide curfews while ordering 41 of California’s 58 counties into purple tier-1 status — the state’s most restrictive, signaling widespread infections — though Marin was among nine counties moved back to red tier-2 status for significant spread. Marin Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis had tried to retain local control and preserve the county’s orange tier-3 status for moderate spread by voluntarily ordering local businesses to temporarily return to red-tier restrictions.

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