NEWS FLASH: 03-03-21 Reopening Updates
News Flash: 2021-03-03 REOPENING UPDATES
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Hi, today is Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on March 2, 2021, that some counties in California will move down to the red tier and reopen certain activities and businesses. This change also affects schools as many schools may reopen by the end of this month.
Each county continues to use the four-tier, color coded classification system that will determine which business can reopen or not.
MORE INFO ON TIERS & REOPENING: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/
The majority of California is still under the Purple Tier “Widespread”. Many non-essential indoor business operations are still closed. However, some essential businesses such as restaurants can open indoors only with modifications.
Here are some reopening updates of other counties in the Bay Area:
Counties now in Red Tier: San Francisco, Santa Clara, Napa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Marin and San Mateo
You can look for more information on which county and what kind of business or activity is or isn’t allowed to reopen at the link in the transcript. I will share a few examples.
Dining out/Restaurants: For example, outdoor dining rules are loosened. In San Francisco, groups can be up to six people from three households. Indoor dining is more limited: four people maximum, all must be from the same household.
Personal Care Services: Facials, Body waxing, Electrolysis, Tattooing and piercing, Nail Salons and Skin Care Services are now permitted with modifications. For example, if you need facials done, you can remove your mask while receiving service.
Movie Theaters: The numbers of seats available for guests are reduced to meet the lower capacity requirement and the seats next to you or your group are automatically reserved to prevent anyone seating next to you.
The gap in the showtimes between movies is longer to prevent overcrowding. Purchase your tickets online. If you still prefer to purchase movie tickets at the theater, be sure to use contactless payments.
Cultural Ceremonies: Weddings and Funerals or memorial services taken place indoors are permitted, with modifications. Outdoor ceremonies are strongly encouraged and preferred for safer options.These ceremonies are required to have fewer guests (25% capacity max) and limited up to three households. Indoor receptions with food and beverages should not be allowed. Consider alternatives such as offering guests online participation via zoom, google meet, or other virtual platforms.
Anyone who is at high risk or is experiencing symptoms, should not participate in any activity or go out. Large gatherings are not still permitted.
Keep in mind that even though these new changes are in place, it is still recommended you stay at home as much as possible, social distance, wash hands/sanitize often, and continue to wear face coverings. Even if you already have received vaccinations, you still have to abide by these precautions.
We encourage you to check with certain businesses and services before you head out of the door. Stay safe.
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