Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates and Resources
Health equity metric added by state's blueprint for reopening framework
The state included a new set of guidelines to measure the impact that COVID-19 has on most disadvantaged communities. The metric will only be used to help counties move to a less restrictive tier and allow for further reopenings. The county's census tracts will be divided into quartiles based on the California Healthy Places Index. The county's lowest quartile HPI census tracts must then meet the specified test positivity threshold.
For counties in the red tier, the lowest quartile Healthy Places Index census tract's test positivity must be less than or equal to 8%. Learn more about the health equity measure here.
Solano County moves to tier 2 (red tier) of COVID-19 framework
Solano County has moved up to tier 2 (red tier) of the state's COVID-19 framework, which indicates a 'substantial' level of infection in the community.
Several metrics such as case rate, testing positivity rate, and other health equity measures will determine whether or not a County can move to the next tier.
Tier 2 means our case rate is between 4-7 per 100,000 and a testing positivity rate between 5-8%.