Placer County moved to Orange (Tier 3) on Tuesday, Oct. 13. This directly impacts restaurants, retail stores, cinemas, gyms and salons. Find all business tier guidance and operational modifications HERE.
Under Tier 3 guidelines, the following updates are in place:
- Restaurants can open indoors at 50% capacity
- Retail can increase indoor capacity with modifications
- Cinemas can open indoors with 50% capacity
- Gyms & Fitness Centers can open at 25% capacity
- Personal Care Services can open indoors
There are four tiers based on a county’s risk level: Purple (widespread) Red (substantial), Orange (moderate), and Yellow (minimal). Every county is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. Then, 21 more days must pass before a County can move into the next tier. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier.
How can we get in a lower tier? We can all do our part to help Placer County reach a lower tier by wearing a mask in public, washing hands regularly, keeping at least six feet of physical distance when in public, and limiting in-person interactions with people you don’t live with. Follow Placer County’s status HERE.
- Blueprint for a Safer Economy: guidance on how counties will move through each tier
- California’s Tier System by County
- The Reopen Placer website reflects where we stand as of today, which is orange