2 Bay Area Counties Move To Red Tier, Plans To Reopen Indoor Dining

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The state of California on Tuesday placed two Bay Area counties under the red tier as coronavirus case numbers continue to drop. 

The San Mateo and Marin counties will move out of the purple tier to the red tier effective Wednesday. Both counties are now allowed to reopen new business sectors, including indoor dining at 25% capacity.

Here are the planned reopenings under the red tier:

-All retail indoors (max 50% capacity)

-Shopping centers, swap meets indoors (max 50% capacity, closed common areas, reduced capacity food courts)

-Personal care services – hair and nail salons, barbershops (open with modifications)

-Museums, zoos and aquariums (max 25% capacity)

-Places of worship (max 25% capacity)

-Movie theaters indoors (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)

-Gyms and fitness centers indoors (max 10% capacity)

-Family entertainment centers (kart racing, mini-golf, batting cages) outdoors only with modifications

Amusement parks, bars without meal service, live theater, and festivals are not permitted to reopen under the red tier. 

In the state of California, three other counties jumped to the red tier, including Humboldt, Shasta and Yolo. Trinity County was moved to the more restrictive orange tier. 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he expects a number of counties to move to less restrictive tiers this week as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet. 

“We’ll see counties move, not just from purple to red, but more and more red to orange, and I anticipate based on the number that are already in orange, you’ll see many more in that yellow tier as well, which is the most permissive of the tiers we put out 24 weeks ago in our blueprint for a safer reopening,” Gov. Newsom said

Danielle Joyce Ong

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