California Introduces 4-tiered Plan to Reopen Businesses With Varied Restrictions
Each tier is determined by the number of new cases reported in each county and the positivity percentage in testing. When a county meets the tier requirements for three consecutive weeks, it is allowed to proceed to the next. The tiers are purple, red, orange, and yellow, with purple being the highest number of COVID-19 cases and strictest restrictions.
Hotels are allowed to operate at all four tiers, although each has mandatory service modifications. As the county progresses through the tiers, hotels are allowed to reopen their fitness centers with limited capacity. Indoor pools and spa facilities can reopen at the orange and yellow tiers, respectively.
Restaurants are also allowed to operate throughout the four tiers, although at strictest limitations they can only offer outdoor dining. At the red tier, restaurants can open indoors with 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. At the orange tier, that progresses to 50 percent capacity or 200 people.