Despite small increases in cases of coronavirus , Imperial County will remain in the Orange Tier of the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
The Imperial County Public Health Department says that while the increase in cases was not a large spike , it was enough for the County to accrue one week of worsening metrics , threatening to drop the County back to a more restrictive Red Tier. During the second week , cases and positivity percent started trending downward allowing the County to maintain the Orange Tier classification. Imperial County Health Officer Dr. Stephen Mnday said , " Now is not the time to let down our guard. In order to move forward from the pandemic , we must remain vigilant together ". Dr. Munday urged people to continue to wear a face covering when in public places and maintain physical distancing. Individuals 16 and older are urged to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
COVID-19 testing is still available at several mobile testing sites in the Valley. No appointment is necessary. Free testing is available at the OptumServ testing site at the Brawley Senior Center from 7am to 3pm , Monday through Friday.