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Newsom: California reopening plan to get a new, green tier

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California reopening plan is getting a green tier

California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address from Dodger Stadium Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Los Angeles.

When Kermit the Frog sang “It’s not easy being green,” he probably wasn’t predicting the COVID-19 pandemic, but his words seem highly prescient in light of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s news Wednesday about adding a new tier to the color-coded reopening blueprint: green.

“We are working, quite literally, on a green tier,” Newsom said from a Southern California vaccination site, “and have been now for a number of months, in anticipation of this bright light at the end of this tunnel.”

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