Purple Tier   

What is Open and Closed in San Luis Obispo County

The State has released the Blueprint for a Safer Economy with revised criteria for loosening and tightening activities. 
NOTE: As of November 16, 2020 the State has announced that tier assignments will not occur only on Tuesdays, they may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week.  Additionally, a new Facial Covering Order has been issued.
See below for current restrictions in SLO County.
Curious What is Open at Each Tier?
Higher risk individuals should still remain at home as much as possible. 
This is the most important thing you can do.

Business Changes Allowed Under Tier 1 (Purple Tier)

Indoor Operations Permitted with Modifications

  • Personal Care Services
  • Retail, malls, swap meets - 25% maximum capacity
  • For all other business sectors, visit our Guidance for Safe Operations page

Review Safe Operations Guidance For Each of These Activities Here

Outdoor Operations Only

  • Restaurants 
  • Fitness Centers 
  • Movie theaters 
  • Worship services, including wedding ceremonies and funerals. Receptions and celebration of life not permitted.
  • Zoos and museums
  • Cardrooms
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Wineries and tasting rooms
  • Private Gatherings of less than three households
  • Youth Sports conditioning and training
  • Offices for non-essential sectors (See offices allowed to stay open: Essential Critical Infrastructure Sector List)

Review Safe Operations Guidance For Each of These Activities Here

Operations that Must Currently Remain Closed 

  • Adult Rec Leagues, games, tournaments 
  • Bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs - Pick-up permitted
  • Community centers
  • Indoor pools
  • Indoor saunas/steamrooms/hot tubs
  • Indoor recreation
  • Live music, concerts, symphonies, festivals, live theatre
  • Indoor playgrounds
  • Theme and waterparks
  • Wedding receptions, celebrations of life

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

Other Important Modifications

  • Stay At Home Order (Purple Tier Counties)
    • Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring that non-essential* work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier. The order will take effect at 10 PM Saturday, November 21 and remain in effect until 5 AM December 21. This is the same as the March Stay at Home Order, but applied only between 10 PM and 5 AM and only in purple tier counties that are seeing the highest rates of positive cases and hospitalizations.
    • *Essential business that can continue to operate during these hours can be found here.  
  • Updated Facial Covering Order
    • Californian's now must wear masks when they are outside of their own home. 
  • Travel advisory
    • Travel Advisory requiring 14 day self quarantine for visitors and returning California residents.
  • Group gatherings
    • Gatherings are defined as social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place.  When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19.  See state guidance for private gatherings.
    • In Purple/Widespread - Private gatherings of less than three households are only permitted outdoors.
  • Schools
    • The State has also issued a restriction on in-person instruction at schools for counties in the Widespread or purple Tier 1.  Schools can not reopen until a county has been at case levels in the  Tier 2 or red tier for fourteen days. For more information visit our Schools Page.
    • Restrictions on In-Person Instruction
  • Youth Sports
    • Youth sports are allowed for conditioning and training only.  While in the purple tier, youth sport conditioning and training can take place outdoors only.  No games or tournaments are allowed in any tier.

Review Safe Operations Guidance For Each of These Activities Here