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Beginning Wednesday, March 3, 2021, SLO County is in the Red Tier: 
Overview of Restrictions by Tier

Indoor Operations with Modifications

  • Activities that may continue or reopen indoors with modifications under the Red Tier include:

    • Critical infrastructure sectors (including medical and dental care, child and daycare, grocery stores, schools if already open, etc.)
    • Entertainment production (including recordings of performances with no live in-person audience)
    • Gyms and fitness centers can open indoors at 10% maximum capacity
    • Hair salons and barbershops
    • Hotels and lodging
    • Limited services (Laundromats, dry cleaners, auto repair shops, car washes, landscapers, door-to-door sales services, pet grooming, dog walking, etc.)
    • Movie theaters are allowed to open indoors with a 25% maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
    • Museums, zoos, and aquariums are allowed to open indoors with a 25% maximum capacity.
    • Personal care services (skin care services; nail services; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, and piercing shops; massage services, etc.)
    • Restaurants can serve guests indoors with a 25% maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
    • Retail - 50% maximum capacity 
    • Shopping centers - 50% maximum capacity, close common areas, reduced capacity food areas
    • Worship services - including wedding ceremonies and funerals, but not including wedding receptions or celebrations of life (unless following gathering guidance of no more than 3 households), which remain not allowed; 25% maximum capacity

Review Safe Operations Guidance For Each of These Activities Here

Outdoor Operations Only Allowed

  • Activities that may resume outdoors only with modifications under the Red Tier include:

    • Breweries - New!
    • Campgrounds and RV parks
    • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
    • Distilleries - New!
    • Family entertainment centers (kart racing, mini golf, batting cages, etc.)
    • Gatherings:
      • Outdoors recommended
      • Masks and physical distancing required
      • No more than 3 separate households attend (including the host’s)
      • Gatherings should be 2 hours or less
      • Those with symptoms must not attend
      • Those at high risk of severe illness strongly encouraged not to attend
      • Singing, shouting, chanting, cheering, or exercising strongly discouraged
    • Live outdoor drive-in performances
    • Playgrounds and outdoor recreation facilities (including campgrounds and RV parks)
    • Wineries

Review Safe Operations Guidance For Each of These Activities Here

Operations Must Remain Closed 

  • Amusement parks (including water parks)
  • Offices (except remote work)
  • Bars
  • Bowling alleys
  • Community centers, convention centers, and concert venues
  • Indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms
  • Indoor playgrounds
  • Live audience sports (including adult rec leagues, games and tournaments)

For more information on these closures, visit our Operations Guidance Page

Other Important Modifications

  • Updated Facial Covering Order
    • Californian's now must wear masks when they are outside of their own home. 
  • Group Gatherings
    • Group gatherings are limited to a maximum of three households outdoors.  Read CDPH's gathering guidance for more information. .  
  • Travel advisory
    • Travel Advisory requiring 10 day self quarantine for visitors and returning California residents.
  • Schools
    • The State has also issued a restriction on in-person instruction at schools for counties in the Widespread / Purple Tier.  Schools can not reopen until a county is in the Substantial / Red Tier. For more information visit our Schools Page.
    • Restrictions on In-Person Instruction

Review Safe Operations Guidance For Each of These Activities Here