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ICPHD: poor COVID-19 metrics could set the Valley back

Imperial County falls short on numbers needed to move to less-restrictive tier - News 11's Arlette Yousif reports

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Imperial County Public Health Department says there is concern over weekly numbers as they fall below the required range to advance to the yellow tier or even remain in the orange tier. If numbers stay the same or worsen for a second week straight, the County will likely move back to the red tier.

ICPHD officials urge the community to continue wearing masks and follow social distancing guidelines to level out the metrics so that the County does not decline in the progress of re-opening the county to its once lively and active state.

According to ICPHD Officer Dr. Stephen Munday, if the County reaches full vaccination of at least 70 percent of the population, the metrics could take a turn for the better along with standard COVID protocol practices.

Tuesday on News 11's Early Edition, Arlette Yousif explains where the numbers fall short.

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Arlette Yousif

Arlette Yousif joined KYMA in November 2020 as a Multi Media Journalist. She holds a BA in Journalism with a minor in Film.

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