San Diego and Orange Counties Removed From Coronavirus Watch List

San Diego became the first county in Southern California to be removed from the state’s COVID-19 monitoring list on Tuesday after reporting less than 100 new cases per 100,000 residents for three consecutive days. Five days later, Orange County was also removed from the list.

The counties are awaiting state guidance on when and how indoor businesses can reopen. If San Diego and Orange stay off the watch list for 14 days, their schools will be able to open for in-person learning.

Orange County was first added to the monitoring list on June 29. San Diego has been on the list since July 5.