COVID-19 Updates March 3, 2021

COVID-19 (March 3, 2021)
Posted on 03/03/2021

State Orders in Place:

 San Joaquin County EMS Report

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The State of California is in the process of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to everyone who wants to be vaccinated through local public health departments.  For information on the phases that are currently being vaccinated in San Joaquin County and how to schedule an appointment (please note that scheduling information is currently not available, but planned to be added), please use the links below:

San Joaquin County Department of Public Health:

San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services:

For additional information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the following websites:

State of California:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule

Regional Stay Home Order - Lifted 1/25/2021

The San Joaquin County Department of Public Health released a statement  January 25, 2021, detailing San Joaquin County's return to Purple Tier.

Purple Tier

On Friday, August 28, 2020, Governor Newsom announced a new plan for reopening. Counties are given a designation related to the risk of activity or business: Purple, Red, Orange, or Yellow. The color determines how businesses can operate in each county. Information, including the types of businesses and activities allowed in each county, is available on the State's website.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Each county is assigned its tier every Tuesday. A county must remain in a tier for a minimum of 21 consecutive days before moving to the next tier. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier criteria for 14 consecutive days. The rates of cases and positivity are an average over the previous seven days and both must be met.

Current Tier for San Joaquin County-Purple

Effective November 17, 2020 San Joaquin County is in the Purple Tier, which indicates "widespread" with more than 7 new cases per 100,000 residents daily, or more than 8% positive tests. Counties can move backward by failing to meet the criteria for two consecutive weeks, or if state officials see a rapid rise in hospitalizations. 

Purple Tier

Businesses and Activities 

For specific guidance for businesses and activities, please refer to the State of California website and enter "San Joaquin" in the County search field.

  • Hair Salons and Barbershops may provide indoor services (August 31, 2020)
  • Retail Shopping Centers may open with restrictions (August 31, 2020)

Before Reopening Requirements

The State issues guidance; following the release of State Guidance, the San Joaquin County Public Health Officer will approve reopening and implementation.

Requirements for cleaning and physical distancing are applicable to all operations. Before reopening, each business and all facilities should:

  1. Review the guidance for your workplace;
  2. Prepare a plan based on the guidance;
  3. Put the plan into action; and
  4. Post an industry-specific checklist to show customers and employees the actions taken to reduce the risk, including, but not limited to:
  • Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan.
  • Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have symptoms.
  • Implement individual control measures and screenings.
  • Implement disinfecting protocols.
  • Implement physical distancing guidance.

Outdoor Activities

San Joaquin County has also authorized reopening certain outdoor recreational activities: boat ramps; disc golf (no using nets); fishing; gun ranges; hunting clubs/archery; marinas; and parks.

Controlling the Spread of COVID-19 

To slow the spread of the virus, everyone must:

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Physically distance - at least 6 feet from others who are not members of your household; and
  • Wash your hands

San Joaquin County COVID-19 Data

The number of cases of COVID-19 is reported by San Joaquin County Public Health Services. County-wide information is updated daily. Data is available using the Dashboard available on the San Joaquin County Public Health website:

COVID-19 Testing

Click Here for a link to COVID-19 Testing Sites in San Joaquin County

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