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As businesses begin to reopen and things go back to “normal” more Bay Area counties are able to move toward their new normal.
During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Mark Ghaly announced Alameda and Santa Clara counties have moved from the the red (substantial) tier to the less restrictive orange (moderate) tier as part of California’s blueprint for a safer economy. The color-coded reopening plan is “statewide, simple, slow and stringent.”
California moved Santa Clara County to the Orange Tier from the Red Tier on October 14 in the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” The Orange Tier allows more businesses and activities to resume. We’ve outlined the changes in this thread. pic.twitter.com/D4310Speun
— Santa Clara County (@SCCgov) October 13, 2020
In the orange tier, counties are allowed to reopen:
- All retail indoors with modifications (no capacity)
- Shopping centers (malls, destination centers, swap meets) open indoors with modifications (no capacity), with closed common areas, reduced capacity food courts
- Schools can reopen for in-person learning based on state and county guidance
- Gyms and fitness centers max 25% capacity
- Family entertainment centers max 25% capacity
- Indoor dining, movie theaters & places of worship max 25% capacity or 100 people (whichever if fewer)
- Wineries max 25% capacity
- Bars, breweries & distilleries (where no meals are provided) can reopen
Sonoma County remains in the most restrictive purple tier, while Contra Costa Marin, Napa, San Mateo, and Solano counties remain in the red tier.
Read more information about guidelines here.
Watch the full press conference here.