IMPERIAL COUNTY — State Health officials released COVID-19 metrics Tuesday, April 20, which shows a seven-day period of worsening data for Imperial County. This does not affect the County’s ability to remain in the Orange Tier at this time, according to the press release. However, should the local adjusted case rate and test positivity worsen for two consecutive weeks, there is a potential that the County would have to move to a more restrictive tier.
The determination would be made by the State based on a review of case rates and testing positivity for the previous 10 days, in addition to other factors such as local hospitalization data.
Imperial County residents are urged to continue to follow COVID-19 safety precautions including wearing face coverings, staying at home when sick, practicing appropriate distancing, avoiding gatherings, except as permitted. ICPHD continues to encourage individuals aged 16 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to best protect themselves and others, according to the release.
To check eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccines and to register for available COVID-19 vaccine clinics, residents are encouraged to enroll in the State’s My Turn system at https://myturn.ca.gov. For providers receiving vaccine from a federal program, their information can be found on www.vaccinefinder.org. Individuals may also check with their local providers to inquire about vaccine availability and appointments.