Press Release: Glenn County moves into the Red Tier

Glenn County Coronavirus Information LogoGlenn County Moves to Red Tier


GLENN COUNTY, CA Glenn County has moved from Tier 1 (purple) to a less-restrictive Tier 2 (Red) of the State’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a shift that allows more businesses and activities to reopen. This change in tiers may lead to further school reopening; however, Glenn County must maintain in this tier for an additional two weeks prior to middle schools and high schools being permitted to open for in-person instruction per State guidance. Glenn County Public Health will be working with our school partners to plan for the return to in-person instruction, should the metric be maintained for two weeks.


Being in the Red Tier allows Glenn County to follow the Small County Framework. In this framework, small counties are subject to all existing Blueprint rules (test positivity thresholds, minimum duration of 3 weeks in a tier before moving to a less restrictive tier, inability to skip over a tier while moving from more restrictive to less restrictive tier designations, etc.) with the exception of new case rate thresholds. The case rate threshold is no longer adjusted per 100,000 population for maintaining tier status.


What is the biggest change for Tier 2 for Glenn County?

  • Restaurants may reopen for indoor operations at 25% capacity
  • Places of worship may reopen for indoor operations at 25% capacity or less than 100 people (whichever is less)
  • Retail may increase to 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness centers may reopen to indoor operations at 10% capacity
    For additional information, please visit the State COVID-19 Safer Economy site:


For local questions, contact the Glenn County Public Health Department at 530-934-6588 or or visit