A slight spike in the adjusted case rate per 100,000 population means Imperial County will remain in the State of California RED Tier of opening the economy.

According to the metric released by the State Tuesday  , Imperial County successfully met the requirements to advance to the Orange Tier last week but fell short this week. The metrics are based on a 7-day average with a 7-day lag. Imperial County will remain in the Red Tier for at least another 2 weeks. Dr. Stephen Munday , Imperial County Health Officer said , " This is a reminder that although we have seen significant improvement , COVID-19 continues to circulate and positive cases are still occurring. We can't let our guard down".