03-26-2021 News Flash: Reopening Update
News Flash: 2021-03-26 REOPENING UPDATES
[VISUAL DESCRIPTION: Ann Lynn, an African American woman with shoulder length wavy hair, bright blue colored headband, and glasses, is wearing a charcoal colored t-shirt with DCARA logo on the left chest, standing in front of a blue background.]
Hi, today is Friday, March 26, 2021.
This update is to let you know that some counties in California have already moved down to the orange tier which means a greater number of certain activities and businesses will reopen and be able to increase their capacities. This new information has changed since the beginning of March, based on more vaccine distribution. The more people that get vaccinated and as COVID-19 positive cases decrease, California will loosen up its tier guidelines, which is allowing more counties to start opening up.
The majority of California has moved down to the Red Tier — “Substantial”. Some counties have moved up or are moving up to the Orange Tier. These changes have led to some non-essential indoor business operations slowly opening up.
Counties within DCARA service area that have moved into the Orange Tier: San Francisco, Santa Clara, Marin and San Mateo
Here are examples of what is open for the Orange Tier Counties:
Dining out/Restaurants: Open indoors at 50% capacity
Bowling Alleys and rock climbing walls: open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
Movie Theaters: open indoors at 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
Museums, zoos and aquariums: open indoors at 50% capacity
Wineries, breweries and distilleries: open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
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.
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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