State Health Department metric released Tuesday shows worsening data for Imperial County.

The latest 7-day period shows local adjusted case rate and test positivity numbers have gotten worse. According to the Imperial County Health Department , this does not currently affect the County's status in the Orange Tier but , if the adjusted case rate and test positivity numbers worsen for two consecutive weeks , there is the potential that the County would be moved to the more restrictive Red Tier. Other determining factors include hospitalization rates. The Imperial County Public Health Department urges residents to continue to follow the COVID-19 precautions such as maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings , avoid gatherings , except as permitted. ICPHD encourages all individuals age 16 years and older to get vaccinated. Vaccination sites and appointments information is available to or the state MyTurn website.