County health officer says restrictions won’t be loosened anytime soon

Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County health officer, speaks at a news conference on Jan. 31. AP photo.

Daily Post Correspondent

Although Santa Clara County has jumped to less-restrictive tiers in the state’s color-coded COVID-19 system twice since late August, county health officer Dr. Sara Cody isn’t expecting a move to the even less restrictive yellow tier in the near future.

Instead, Cody said she’ll be happy if the county remains in the orange tier, which is the second-least restrictive of the four levels, as winter approaches. Her comments came during a telephone town hall meeting yesterday hosted by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian.

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