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Alameda County Moves to Less Restrictive Orange Tier

The State of California announced on March 30, 2021 that Alameda County has moved into the Orange Tier of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The County will allow for additional activities to resume, with modifications and limited capacities, beginning March 31, 2021:

  • Bars: Outdoors with modifications; no meals required to be served

  • Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries: Indoors at 25 percent maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer; no meals required to be served

  • Family entertainment centers: Indoors for naturally distanced activities like bowling, escape rooms, and billiards; 25 percent maximum capacity

  • Gyms, fitness centers, and studios (including at hotels): 25 percent maximum capacity and indoor pools are permitted; indoor hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms continue to be closed

  • Movie Theaters: 50 percent maximum capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer

  • Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums: 50 percent maximum capacity

  • Offices: Indoors with modifications and remote work (telework) is strongly encouraged

  • Places of worship: 50 percent maximum capacity

  • Restaurants: 50 percent maximum capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer

  • Retail: Open indoors with modifications and food courts permitted with indoor dining restrictions

Activities eligible to start on April 1:

  • Outdoor sports and live performances with fans/attendees: In the Orange Tier, capacity will be limited to 33 percent and with advanced reservations only. Concession sales will be primarily in-seat (no concourse sales).  Designated indoor seated dining area capacity will be limited to 25 percent.  Attendance will be limited to in-state spectators and guests must attest their reserved seats are only for one household.

  • Amusement parks:In the Orange Tier, overall park capacity and indoor capacity will be limited to 25 percent, including indoor dining.  Small groups with a maximum of three household groups may attend together.  Attendance will be limited to in-state visitors.  Walk up ticket sales will be permitted, but park operators must collect name and contact information of the ticket purchases for necessary contract tracing.

Alameda County must remain in the Orange Tier for a minimum of three weeks before moving into the next less-restrictive color tier.

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