|Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a new tiered-base system to determine the re-opening of businesses. Riverside County currently falls under the widespread category. Retail, shopping centers, malls, hair salons, and barbershops are now able to open with modifications and certain capacity limits. See More
In order to advance between tiers, counties must meet the updated metrics for two weeks. There is a 21-day waiting period between tier moves and counties must move one tier at a time. Tier status is assessed weekly beginning on September 8. Counties that fail to meet its current tier's metrics for two consecutive weeks will be required to move back a tier. Local public health orders take precedent over state guidance and can be more restrictive but never less restrictive.