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Pandemic restrictions return as COVID-19 cases spike in Alameda county

Alameda County restrictions moved back to the purple tier — the most restrictive tier — after COVID-19 cases increased by 48% in Alameda county week over week, according to data from the California Public Health Department. Governor Gavin Newsom announced 40 counties in total will move to the purple tier, placing the vast majority of Californians under the strictest COVID-19 regulations as defined by the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening plan. “We are seeing community spread broadly now…