California Ends Regional Stay Home Order in All Regions

On January 25, 2021, California announced the immediate end of the Regional Stay Home Order in all regions. Counties will now return to restrictions according to their tier in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Nearly all counties exiting the Regional Stay Home Order are in the most restrictive purple/widespread tier.

As a reminder, the tiers are:

  • Tier 1 – Widespread (purple)
  • Tier 2 – Substantial (red)
  • Tier 3 – Moderate (orange)
  • Tier 4 – Minimal (yellow)

Permitted services and activities may resume immediately with required modifications according to your county’s assigned tier, and subject to any additional restrictions required by local jurisdictions. See below and the State’s website for more information on the status of activities open in each county.

As of January 25, 2021, the State has assigned these tiers to the following counties:

  • San Diego County: Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Riverside County: Tier 1 – Widespread (purple)
  • San Bernardino County: Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Los Angeles County: Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Orange County: Tier 1, Widespread (purple)

For information regarding the tier assigned to your county visit the California COVID-19 Safer-Economy webpage.

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The State has updated its guidelines on the various sectors as follows:

POOLS

Widespread (purple):

  • Outdoor pool operations may remain open.
  • Outdoor hot tubs may open only for use by one household group at a time or in cases where six feet of distancing can be maintained.
  • Indoor pools, saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms remain closed.
  • Associations must follow all applicable “Additional Considerations for Swimming Pools / Aquatic Venues” found in the State’s Industry Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Facilities.

Substantial (red):

  • Outdoor pool operations may remain open.
  • Outdoor hot tubs may open only for use by one household group at a time or in cases where six feet of distancing can be maintained.
  • Indoor pools, saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms remain closed.
  • Associations must follow all applicable “Additional Considerations for Swimming Pools / Aquatic Venues” found in the State’s Industry Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Facilities.

Moderate (orange):

  • Outdoor pool operations may remain open.
  • Outdoor hot tubs may remain open only for use by one household group at a time or in cases where six feet of distancing can be maintained.
  • Indoor pools may open when physical distancing can be maintained for non-household groups.
  • Indoor saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms remain closed.
  • Associations must follow all applicable “Additional Considerations for Swimming Pools / Aquatic Venues” found in the State’s Industry Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Facilities.

Minimal (yellow):

  • Outdoor pool operations may remain open.
  • Outdoor hot tubs may remain open only for use by one household group at a time or in cases where six feet of distancing can be maintained.
  • Indoor pools, saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms may open when physical distancing can be maintained for non-household groups.
  • Associations must follow all applicable “Additional Considerations for Swimming Pools / Aquatic Venues” found in the State’s Industry Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Facilities.

GYMS AND FITNESS CENTERS

Widespread (purple):

Substantial (red):

Moderate (orange):

Minimal (yellow):

LIBRARIES

Widespread (purple):

Substantial (red):

Moderate (orange):

Minimal (yellow):

OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

In all Tiers:

RESTAURANTS

Widespread (purple):

Substantial (red):

  • Restaurants may open indoor with modifications. Capacity must be limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is less.
  • Associations must follow all applicable provisions of the State’s Industry Guidance for Dine-In Restaurants.
  • Bars where no meals are provided must remain closed.

Moderate (orange):

Minimal (yellow):

HAIR SALONS

In all Tiers:

OUTDOOR GATHERINGS

In all Tiers:

Some outdoor private gatherings are permitted. Read more details in the State’s Private Gatherings Guidance. Such gatherings must meet the following conditions:

  • Attendees must be from no more than 3 separate households, including hosts and guests.
  • Host should collect names of all attendees and contact information
  • Duration should be 2 hours or less.
  • Wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands frequently
  • Do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Do not attend if you are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19 (seniors, those with certain medical conditions)

 

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