More Businesses Can Re-Open, Some Restrictions Eased
Gyms, movie theaters, restaurants, and other businesses in Riverside County can serve customers indoors with restrictions starting Wednesday, March 17, after the county advanced into the red tier of California’s coronavirus reopening framework.
Updated metrics posted Tuesday, March 16, by the state showed the county moved into the red tier after its adjusted rate of new cases fell to 6.1 per 100,000 residents. That was the final hurdle standing between the county, which has been in the purple tier, and red-tier status.
The county also qualifies for the red tier because of its low COVID-19 positive test rate (3.3%) and low positive test rate in disadvantaged communities (3.7%). Read More
Some of the new guidelines in the Red Tier
(comprehensive list available in the "Read More" link above)
Re-opening for indoor operations
Restaurants - 25% capacity or max 100 individuals
Movie Theaters - 25% capacity or max 100 individuals
Gyms and Fitness Centers - 10% capacity
Museums, Zoos, Aquariums - 25% capacity
Allowed to expand indoor operations
Retail - 50% capacity
Shopping Centers - 50% capacity
Amusement Parks (Beginning April 1) - 15% capacity
Outdoor Live Events (Beginning April 1) - 20% capacity
Join us for tomorrow's Business Briefing, where Supervisor Karen Spiegel will provide an update on this from Riverside County.