Safely reopening Marin County from COVID-19

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

On August 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new “Blueprint for a Safer Economy”, a statewide four-tiered system for reopening business sectors based on individual countywide COVID-19 data. The Blueprint for a Safer Economy has a more stringent criteria than previous state monitoring systems and counties will move between tiers based on meeting and maintaining each tier’s criteria.

Each of the four tiers is assigned a color and risk level based on test positivity and adjusted case rate:

Tier Status

Daily New Cases per 100k

Testing Positivity Rate

Tier 1, Purple – Widespread Risk

Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed

More than 7

8%

Tier 2, Red – Substantial Risk

Some non-essential indoor business operations are closed

4-7

5-8%

Tier 3, Orange – Moderate Risk

Some indoor business operations are open with modifications

1-3.9

2-4.9%

Tier 4, Yellow – Minimal Risk

Most indoor business operations are open with modifications

Less than 1

Less than 2%

 

Every county in California is assigned to a tier. Data is reviewed weekly by the State and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 21 days before moving forward. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier.

Statewide Metrics

Marin County is currently assigned to Tier 3 – Moderate Risk. As Marin County meets criteria to move beyond Tier 3, businesses will be allowed to slowly and safely reopen by modifying business operations and reducing capacity. Below is a list of each tier and which business sectors can operate within each tier category.

Tier 1

Allowed Indoors with Modifications

  • Hair Salons
  • Retail and Malls at 25% capacity
  • Hotels and Lodging

Allowed Outdoors

  • Nail Salons
  • Massage Therapy
  • Skin Care
  • Estheticians
  • Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
  • Places of Worship
  • Movie Theaters
  • Gyms & Fitness Centers
  • Restaurants
  • Wineries
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering

Tier 2

Allowed Indoors with Modifications

  • Hair Salons
  • Retail and Malls at 50% capacity
  • Libraries at 50% capacity
  • Personal Care Services*
  • Museums, Zoos & Aquariums at 25% capacity
  • Places of Worship at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Movie Theaters at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Hotels and Lodging
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers at 10% capacity & climbing walls
  • Restaurants at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer

Allowed Outdoors

  • Wineries
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering

* Personal Care Services include skin care, cosmetology, nail services, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, and massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings).

Tier 3

Allowed Indoors with Modifications

  • Hair Salons
  • Retail and Malls
  • Libraries
  • Personal Care Services*
  • Museums, Zoos & Aquariums at 50% capacity
  • Places of Worship at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Movie Theaters at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Hotels and Lodging
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers at 25% capacity
  • Restaurants at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Wineries at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Family Entertainment Centers at 25% capacity
  • Offices, telework encouraged
  • Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering at 25% capacity
  • Indoor Pools

Allowed Outdoors

  • Bars and Breweries
  • Live Audience Sports – 20% capacity, regional visitors only, advance reservations, and assigned seating 
  • Smaller Amusement Parks – 25% capacity or 500 people (whichever is fewer), in county visitors only, advance reservations

* Personal Care Services include skin care, cosmetology, nail services, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, and massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings).

Tier 4

Allowed Indoors with Modifications

  • Hair Salons
  • Retail and Malls
  • Libraries
  • Personal Care Services*
  • Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
  • Places of Worship at 50% capacity
  • Movie Theaters at 50% capacity
  • Hotels and Lodging
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers at 50% capacity and saunas
  • Restaurants at 50% capacity
  • Wineries at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Bars and Breweries at 50% capacity
  • Family Entertainment Centers at 50% capacity
  • Offices, telework encouraged
  • Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering at 50% capacity
  • Indoor Pools
  • Amusement Parks at 25% capacity & reservations required

Allowed Outdoors

  • Live Audience Sports – 20% capacity, regional visitors only, advance reservations, and assigned seating 

* Personal care services include skin care, cosmetology, nail services, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, and massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings).

California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy is designed to be responsive to changing conditions within each county. It will take everyone working together to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and progress to future tiers. Regardless of tier assignments everyone must continue wearing a mask when around other people and practice social distancing.

For more information about California’s Blueprint to a Safer Economy visit covid19.ca.gov

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