Modoc, Lassen moving out of most restrictive COVID-19 tier

On Tuesday, seven California counties got the green light to move out of the state’s most restrictive COVID-19 tier, according to state health officials.

Posted: Mar 2, 2021 1:07 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2021 4:25 PM

CALIFORNIA – Seven California counties are moving out of the state’s most restrictive COVID-19 tier, according to state health officials.

The counties that are moving from the purple tier to the red tier are Modoc, Lassen, El Dorado, Napa, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Clara. No counties had to move back a tier Tuesday, according to health officials.

The move to the red tier means indoor dining rooms and movie theaters can reopen at 25% capacity or up to 100 people, whichever is fewer. Gyms can open indoors at 10% capacity. Museums, zoos and aquariums can open indoor activities at 25% capacity.

Wineries in the red tier may open outdoors with modifications, but bars and distilleries that do not serve food may not. Other retail businesses like clothing stores and florists can go from 25% capacity to 50%.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he expected 12 more counties would move to less restrictive COVID-19 tiers next week.

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