Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Tom Tapp on February 16, 2021.
California Governor Gavin Newsom was asked on Wednesday if he thinks the entire state might be out of the most restrictive purple tier of his Blueprint for a Safer Reopening by the first day of spring.
“Yes,” said the governor, “based on trend lines.”
Those trend lines include the numbers in the state’s largest county dropping to the point where schools can reopen for in-person instruction. Los Angeles Public Health officials announced that news Tuesday night.
Newsom reminded that the state was seeing an 11.4% 7-day test positivity rate a month ago. On Wednesday, that data point stood at 3.5%. …