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SDSU cases alone not enough to force San Diego County into purple tier

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Posted at 6:50 AM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 09:50:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego State University coronavirus cases alone are not enough to move the region into the more restrictive “purple” tier, the school said in a report Friday.

The report comes as San Diego County sees an increase in cases following Labor Day weekend, SDSU said.

The more restrictive tier would force more restrictions on businesses already impacted by the virus.


According to the state, should the region move to the purple tier, places of worship and personal care businesses would be forced outdoors, as would gyms, and businesses such as retail, restaurants, and personal care facilities would be forced to limit capacity further.

SDSU said Friday that more than 1,500 students have been tested for COVID-19 since the school mandated testing for students who live on campus.

Since August 24, 785 students have tested positive or are presumed positive for the virus. No faculty or staff are positive for the virus, the school said.