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Campaign to Reduce COVID-19: Orange Tier by Halloween

Health Department Launches Campaign Encouraging Everyone to Take Proper Precautions

Turn Sacramento Orange graphic with pumpkins wearing masks

SCOE is promoting the Sacramento County Public Health Department’s goal of reaching the orange (moderate) COVID-19 risk level by Halloween.

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is joining the “Turn Sacramento County Orange by Halloween” campaign launched by Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH). The goal is to decrease the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate and move the area into a less restrictive tier of the California re-opening scale.

The campaign encourages everyone to take the proper precautions so that more types of businesses and services can reopen—including schools. The county recently moved into the red tier (classified as having a “substantial” risk level), which allows for indoor services at a reduced capacity. California’s orange tier (the “moderate” risk level) would let businesses increase activities and allow schools to begin reopening.

Pushing for Sacramento County to reach the orange tier in four weeks, SCPH is reminding everyone to:

  • Wear a face covering when in public
  • Observe physical distancing guidelines
  • Maintain good hygiene
  • Avoid gathering with non-household members indoors

“This is a community issue. It’s not just a school issue,” said Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon. “We can protect the schools, but only the community can protect itself against the virus spreading. We are cooperating 100% with the health department.”

Sacramento County Public Health has launched a website with materials and information about the “Turn Sacramento County Orange by Halloween” campaign. SCOE is distributing campaign materials to local districts and placing stickers and posters in all office buildings to reinforce the messaging and remind everyone to follow proper health and safety protocols.

Superintendent Gordon holding poster and giving thumbs-up sign

Superintendent Gordon holding one of the “Turn Sacramento Orange” posters that will be displayed by SCOE.

Cartoon: Moving to the orange tier would let businesses increase activities and have more patrons.

Social media graphics, posters, and videos are available on Sacramento County’s new website.

Cartoon: We can get to the orange tier, but we need everyone's help!

Sacramento County is being reminded to take proper precautions so that more types of businesses and services can reopen.