Coronavirus: Two Bay Area counties advance to ‘red’ reopening tier

Declining coronavirus case rates mean two Bay Area counties are advancing out of the most-restrictive stage in California’s reopening system, officials announced Tuesday.

San Mateo and Marin counties were among five statewide that moved from the purple tier on the color-coded scale, indicating the virus is “widespread,” to the red tier, for “substantial” spread.

The move clears the way for certain indoor activities that have been shut down for months to resume in those...