Epsten, APC Coronavirus Update – April 6, 2021

San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties
Move to Less Restrictive Orange Tier

As of April 6, 2021, the State has assigned these tiers to the following counties:

  • San Diego County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange) – Effective April 7th
  • Riverside County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange) – Effective April 7th
  • San Bernardino County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange) – Effective April 7th
  • Los Angeles County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange) – No Change
  • Orange County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange) – No Change
  • Imperial County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange) – Effective April 7th
  • Kern County: Tier 2, Substantial (red) – No Change
As most of us recall, every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its positivity rate, adjusted case rate, and health equity metric. Counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving to a less restrictive tier. Counties must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks to move to a less restrictive tier. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Read more about tier assignment rules.
In accordance with California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, tier status goes into effect the Wednesday following each weekly tier assignment announcement on Tuesdays, unless otherwise directed by the State.

 

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 with required modifications according to your county’s assigned tier and subject to any additional restrictions required by local jurisdictions.
See below and refer to the State’s website for more information on the status of activities open in each county.
For information regarding the tier assigned to your county visit the California COVID-19 Blueprint for A Safer-Economy webpage.
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The State guidelines on the various sectors are as follows:

VENTILATION FOR INDOOR OPERATIONS

All businesses permitted to operate indoors based the State’s tiers must follow the California Department of Public Health’s interim Guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality. 

POOLS

Widespread (purple):
  • 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 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):
In all Tiers: Personal training between a total of one person and one trainer at a time per premises is allowed. Associations must follow the applicable provisions of the State’s Industry Guidance for Limited Services when providing one-on-one personal fitness training.

LIBRARIES

 Widespread (purple):
Substantial (red):
Moderate (orange) & Minimal (yellow):

MOVIE THEATERS

 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. Indoor 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.
  • Wineries, breweries, and distilleries (where meals are not served) outdoor only with reservations, seating, 90-minute time limit and limited hours of operation.
  • Bars where no meals are provided must remain closed.
Moderate (orange):
Minimal (yellow):

HAIR SALONS

In all Tiers:

OUTDOOR LIVE SEATED EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

All outdoor live events and performances must comply with the State’s Outdoor Seated Live Events and Performances Guidance. A permissible outdoor venue for live audience performances must either be a permanent and fixed facility, focused around a stage round, field court, or other central area designed primarily for viewing entertainment or athletics by an audience OR a defined and demarcated outdoor area.
If your association has a permissible outdoor venue, please consult with your association’s legal counsel regarding the various restrictions and capacity limitations based on your county’s tier assignment.

Beginning April 15th – More Indoor & Outdoor Gatherings and Private Events Will be Allowed with Restrictions

(MORE INFORMATION TO COME)

On April 2, the California Department of Public Health announced updates that will loosen COVID-19 restrictions on both outdoor and indoor gatherings and private events and meetings such as receptions and conferences. The updates will take effect beginning April 15 and will depend on each county’s respective tier assignment.

The State has not yet released detailed guidance on what modifications are required in order to hold permissible gatherings or private events. It is anticipated that such guidance will be released prior to April 15. Associations will be required to comply with all applicable guidance issued by the State and any local authorities before permitting or conducting any gatherings and private events in accordance with its county’s tier level.

Until such guidance is released, associations should review the State’s Guidance for Ventilation, Filtration and Air Quality in Indoor Environments to begin preparing for reopening facilities. All businesses and activities permitted to operate indoors must follow this guidance. Associations should also consider consulting with its other experts (janitorial, engineering, plumbing) in anticipation of the possibility of reopening facilities that have been shut down and inactive for prolonged periods.

GATHERINGS
social, informal gatherings with no defined guest list
or testing or vaccination verification requirements

Widespread (purple):
  • Outdoor: Maximum of 3 households.
  • Indoor: Not permitted.
Substantial (red):
  • Outdoor: Maximum 25 people.
  • Indoor: Strongly discouraged, but allowed with modifications (no food/drink except when following the standards in guidance).
  • Capacity limited to 25% and up to 3 households or 10 people.
Moderate (orange):
  • Outdoor: Maximum 50 people.
  • Indoor: Strongly discouraged, but allowed with modifications (no food/drink except when following the standards in guidance).
  • Capacity limited to 25% or 25 people, whichever is fewer.
Minimal (yellow):
  • Outdoor: Maximum 100 people.
  • Indoor: Strongly discouraged, but allowed with modifications (no food/drink except when following the standards in guidance).
  • Capacity limited to 50% or 50 people, whichever is fewer.

PRIVATE EVENTS
meetings/receptions/conferences

 

Mandatory in all tiers: defined guest list, seating chart/assigned seating, testing and vaccination verification can increase capacity limits, no intermingling of multiple private events.

Widespread (purple):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 25 people, but if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination, capacity goes up to 100 people.
  • Indoor: Not permitted.

Substantial (red):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 50 people, or 200 if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
  • Indoor: Permitted if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination and no more than 100 people.

Moderate (orange):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 100 people, or 300 if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
  • Indoor: Permitted if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination and no more than 150 people.

Minimal (yellow):

  • Outdoor: Maximum of 200 people, or 400 if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
  • Indoor: Permitted if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination and no more than 200 people.

Epsten, APC Coronavirus Update – March 31, 2021

Los Angeles, Orange & Kern Counties

Move to Less Restrictive Tiers

As of March 30, 2021, the State has assigned these tiers to the following counties:

  • San Diego County: Tier 2, Substantial (red) – No Change
  • Riverside County: Tier 2, Substantial (red) – No Change
  • San Bernardino County: Tier 2, Substantial (red) – No Change
  • Los Angeles County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange) – Effective March 31
  • Orange County: Tier 3 – Moderate (orange) – Effective March 31
  • Imperial County: Tier 2, Substantial (red) – No Change
  • Kern County: Tier 2, Substantial (red) – Effective March 31
As most of us recall, every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its positivity rate, adjusted case rate, and health equity metric. Counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving to a less restrictive tier. Counties must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks to move to a less restrictive tier. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Read more about tier assignment rules.
In accordance with California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, tier status goes into effect the Wednesday following each weekly tier assignment announcement on Tuesdays, unless otherwise directed by the State.

 

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 with required modifications according to your county’s assigned tier and subject to any additional restrictions required by local jurisdictions.
See below and refer to the State’s website for more information on the status of activities open in each county.
For information regarding the tier assigned to your county visit the California COVID-19 Blueprint for A Safer-Economy webpage.
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The State guidelines on the various sectors are as follows:

VENTILATION FOR INDOOR OPERATIONS

All businesses permitted to operate indoors based the State’s tiers must follow the California Department of Public Health’s interim Guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality. 

POOLS

Widespread (purple):
  • 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 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):
In all Tiers: Personal training between a total of one person and one trainer at a time per premises is allowed. Associations must follow the applicable provisions of the State’s Industry Guidance for Limited Services when providing one-on-one personal fitness training.

LIBRARIES

 Widespread (purple):
Substantial (red):
Moderate (orange) & Minimal (yellow):

MOVIE THEATERS

 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. Indoor 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.
  • Wineries, breweries, and distilleries (where meals are not served) outdoor only with reservations, seating, 90-minute time limit and limited hours of operation.
  • Bars where no meals are provided must remain closed.
Moderate (orange):
Minimal (yellow):

HAIR SALONS

In all Tiers:

PRIVATE GATHERINGS

Widespread (purple): Outdoors only
Substantial (red)Moderate (orange) & Minimal (yellow): Indoor permitted, but strongly discouraged.
In all Tiers:
All private gatherings must comply with the State’s Private Gatherings Guidance.
Such private 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).

OUTDOOR LIVE SEATED EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

All outdoor live events and performances must comply with the State’s Outdoor Seated Live Events and Performances Guidance. A permissible outdoor venue for live audience performances must either be a permanent and fixed facility, focused around a stage round, field court, or other central area designed primarily for viewing entertainment or athletics by an audience OR a defined and demarcated outdoor area.
If your association has a permissible outdoor venue, please consult with your association’s legal counsel regarding the various restrictions and capacity limitations based on your county’s tier assignment.

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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Outdoor Playgrounds Now Permitted to Open in Regions Under Stay Home Order

By Jacquelyn E. Quinn, Esq.

We can add this as another example of just how quickly things can change in the age of COVID-19.

Earlier this morning, December 9, the State updated its Regional Stay Home Order to allow outdoor playgrounds to remain open to facilitate physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise.

The California Department of Public Health guidelines for open outdoor playgrounds can be found here.

As always, we seek to bring our clients the most accurate and up-to-date information on all relevant topics. Please visit the State of California’s COVID-19 website for more information on the State’s quickly evolving orders.

 

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus

Southern California on Regional Stay Home Order Effective December 6, 2020

By Jacquelyn E. Quinn, Esq.

Late on Friday, December 4, the Southern California region, which includes San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura, triggered a Regional Stay Home Order because it dropped below 15% ICU capacity. Kern County, which is included in the San Joaquin Valley region, also triggered a Regional Stay Home Order.

Regions under a Regional Stay Home Order have 24 hours to comply. Meaning, the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions will have until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 6 to comply.

In any region that triggers a Regional Stay Home Order because it drops below 15% ICU capacity, the following must close and/or cease operations:

  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds and tot lots
  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services, including nail salons and massage services
  • Restaurants closed for all dine-in. Take-out, pick-up, and delivery only
  • All private gatherings of any size

The following sectors may continue with additional modifications and 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Outdoor pools, hot tubs, tennis, pickleball, and other outdoor recreational facilities may remain open with 100% masking (when not in the water) and physical distancing and following all other existing operational and cleaning/disinfecting guidance.
  • Retail, including libraries: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Hotels and lodging, including short term rentals: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only. No hotel or lodging entity in California shall accept or honor out of state reservations for non-essential travel, unless the reservation is for at least the minimum time period required for quarantine and the persons identified in the reservation will quarantine in the hotel or lodging entity until after that time period has expired.

The Regional Stay Home Order will be in effect for at least 3 weeks after the trigger and will continue until ICU availability projections for the region are greater than or equal to 15%.

Californians are instructed to stay at home as much as possible to limit the mixing with other households that can lead to COVID-19 spread. It allows access to (and travel for) critical services only and allows outdoor activities to preserve Californians’ physical and mental health.

To read more about the Regional Stay Home Order and the status of other regions please click here.

 

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus

Immediate Action Required for California Employers: Cal/OSHA Adopts Emergency COVID-19 Safety Standards for California Employers

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As of November 20, 2020, Cal/OSHA adopted temporary standards or regulations (effective immediately for 180 days unless further extended) that apply to most employees and workplaces in California related to COVID-19.

Who is covered by these new emergency regulations?

All employees in all places of employment including but not limited to association employees with the following exceptions:

  • Places of employment that only have one employee who does not have contact with other persons;
  • Employees that are solely working from home; and
  • Employees covered by Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases standard (which does not apply to association employees and primarily applies to health care workers).

Under the new regulations, association employers, unless one of the exceptions above applies, must have a written COVID-19 Prevention Plan that addresses the following:

  • System for communicating information to employees about COVID-19 prevention procedures, testing, symptoms and illnesses, including a system for employees to report exposures without fear of retaliation.
  • Identification and evaluation of hazards – screening employees for symptoms, identifying workplace conditions and practices that could result in potential exposure.
  • Investigating and responding to cases in the workplace – responding immediately to potential exposures by following steps to determine who may have been exposed, providing notice within one business day about potential exposures, and offering testing to workers who may have been exposed.
  • Correcting COVID-19 hazards – including correcting unsafe conditions and work practices as well as providing effective training and instruction.
  • Physical distancing – implementing procedures to ensure workers stay at least six feet apart from other people if possible.
  • Face coverings – providing face coverings and ensuring they are worn.
  • Adopting site-specific strategies such as changes to the workplace and work schedules and providing personal protective equipment to reduce exposure to the virus.
  • Recording requirements for positive COVID-19 cases and making the COVID-19 Prevention Plan accessible to employees and employee representatives.
  • Removal of COVID-19 exposed workers and COVID-19 positive workers from the workplace with measures to protect pay and benefits.
  • Criteria for employees to return to work after recovering from COVID-19.
  • Requirements for testing and notifying public health departments of workplace outbreaks (three or more cases in a workplace in a 14-day period) and major outbreaks (20 or more cases within a 30-day period).
  • Specific requirements for infection prevention in employer-provided housing and transportation to and from work.

Cal/OSHA has posted FAQs and a one-page fact sheet on the regulations, as well as a model COVID-19 prevention program. Employers are invited to participate in training webinars held by Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services branch.

If you have questions or need assistance with workplace health and safety programs, you can also call Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch at 800-963-9424 or contact our office for further assistance.

 

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update: San Diego County Goes Back to Purple Tier

San Diego County has been reassigned from the red tier to the most restrictive purple tier in California’s color-coded system of coronavirus-related tiers. As the most restrictive tier out of the existing four, Tier 1 mandates the following by Friday, November 13:

  • Close all indoor operations at gyms, restaurants and places of worship.
  • Impose stricter capacity limits for indoor retailers.

For additional information on how various facilities and activities within your community association may be impacted in each tier please refer to our updated article available via our website:

– Updated Guidance on All Tier Restrictions Issued by State –

The tier your county has currently been assigned will determine what reopening restrictions are imposed on various businesses and activities. Please be aware that no matter the tier, all applicable industry guidance issued by the State, your local county and city officials, and the CDC must continue to be followed.

As of November 10, 2020, the State has assigned these tiers to the following counties*:

  • San Diego County: Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Riverside County (no change): Tier 1 – Widespread (purple)
  • San Bernardino County (no change): Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Los Angeles County (no change): Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Orange County (no change): Tier 2, Substantial (red)
  • Kern County (no change): Tier 2, Substantial (red)

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

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus

Updated Guidance on All Tier Restrictions Issued by State (Updated Nov. 10, 2020)

As a reminder, the tiers (from most restrictive, 1 to least restrictive, 4) are:

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

The tier your county has currently been assigned will determine what reopening restrictions are imposed on various businesses and activities. Please be aware that no matter the tier, all applicable industry guidance issued by the State, your local county and city officials, and the CDC must continue to be followed.

As of November 10, 2020, the State has assigned these tiers to the following counties*:

  • San Diego County (11/13): Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Riverside County (no change): Tier 1 – Widespread (purple)
  • San Bernardino County (no change): Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Los Angeles County (no change): Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Orange County (no change): Tier 2, Substantial (red)
  • Kern County (no change): Tier 2, Substantial (red)

 

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 & FITNESS CENTERS

Widespread (purple):
Substantial (red):
Moderate (orange):
Minimal (yellow):

LIBRARIES

 Widespread (purple):
Substantial (red):
Moderate (orange):
Minimal (yellow):

OUTDOOT 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).

Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19

Riverside County Purple Tier Restrictions

As you may be aware the State’s Department of Public Health assesses indicators weekly (including each county’s rate of new cases and positivity) on Mondays and releases updated tier assignments on Tuesdays for each of its counties, as part of its “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.”

As of October 20, 2020, the State has assigned these tiers to the following counties*:

  • San Diego County (no change): Tier 2, Substantial (red)
  • Riverside County: Tier 1 – Widespread (purple)
  • San Bernardino County (no change): Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Los Angeles County (no change): Tier 1, Widespread (purple)
  • Orange County (no change): Tier 2, Substantial (red)

Riverside County has been reassigned from the red tier to the purple tier and affected businesses must change operations by Friday, October 23.

  • How does this reassignment to the purple tier affect community associations located in Riverside County with respect to amenities that must now be closed?
  • What can remain open?

Riverside County
Community Associations are subject to the following guidance while in the purple-tier:

GYMS AND FITNESS CENTERS

RESTAURANTS

  • Restaurants may serve patrons outdoors only.
  • If associations have reopened indoor dining within restaurants with limited occupancy, they must now be closed. Associations must follow all applicable provisions of the State’s Industry Guidance for Restaurants providing outdoor dining, takeout, drive-through and delivery.
  • Bars where no meals are provided must remain closed.

LIBRARIES

HAIR SALONS

OUTDOOR POOLS

  • Outdoor pool operations may remain open. Outdoor spas/hot tubs must remain closed.
  • Associations must follow all applicable “Additional Considerations for Swimming Pools/Aquatic Venues” found in State’s Industry Guidance for Fitness Facilities.

OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

*There are four (4) tiers which include Widespread (the most restrictive), Substantial, Moderate and Minimal (the least restrictive). For information regarding the tier assigned to your county please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/.

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus