City to go to orange alert

Indications Sunday morning are that the city is to go to orange COVID-19 alert.

The Gazette says “Normally, the orange alert would call for the closing of all bars, but the government is not planning to do that” – what does “normally” mean here, in a system cooked up a couple of weeks ago? And why make categories and rules if the first thing you do is announce you’re not going to follow them?