Ventura County 1 of only 7 California counties stuck in high-risk tier for COVID-19
September 1, 2022 - Though its infection rate continues to fall, Ventura County stands as 1 of only 7 California counties still pinned in the highest-risk tier for COVID-19 in a weekly ranking by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rating assesses risks through calculations of transmission levels and impact on area hospitals. Ventura County jumped into the highest of three tiers in late June and remains there as many others, including neighboring counties Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, have moved down a notch to the middle tier.
The "high" or red tier rating carries with it the continued CDC recommendations that people wear masks indoors in public places. The CDC also advises people at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness because of age or medical condition consider avoiding crowded indoor activities when possible.
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