Fresno is officially red tier. Can we please stay there? (Or better yet, advance to orange tier)

Fresno has finally joined the almost all other counties in less restrictive tiers, with only 3 counties that are still in purple tier. In case you forgot what red tier was like, it will allow for many restaurants and gyms to resume operations indoors. Only restaurants and gyms lucky enough to have outdoor spacing were still in business. With summer around the corner however, it is clear that indoor operations will be vital for businesses to operate continually. As for bars, if they don’t serve food, they still have to be closed.

It is imperative we do not get careless and don’t enable businesses that flaunt COVID-19 guidelines. Fresno’s COVID-19 vaccinations, you see, are lagging. Despite being California’s 10th largest county, it ranks 13th place in total vaccines administered, with Fresno being 38% vaccinated. Those 50 and over can now receive the vaccine, with immediate family members of those eligible also able to receive vaccination. Even those over 18 can being able to receive vaccinations regardless of eligiblity, though only via Clinica Sierra Vista.