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The Entire Bay Area Region Now Under Highest Lockdown Rules

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In December, Gov. Newsom announced a regional stay-at-home order, which would order counties with critically low ICU capacity to shut back down.

As of today (12/17/2020) the Bay Area’s regional ICU capacity has dropped to 12.7%, meaning the entire region will be forced to join a stay-at-home order starting tonight at 11:59 p.m. This will affect Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Solano counties. The rest of the Bay Area counties had already entered the new restrictions voluntarily.

The newest stay at home orders are the strictest yet imposed.  You can read about all the restrictions in your area here.  These orders will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks. After that period, they will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial 3 week period.

To summarize many of the restrictions:
Grocery stores – Max 35% capacity
Convenience stores – Max 20% capacity
Restaurants, wineries & Bars – Closed for on-site consumption.  (takeout & delivery are ok with restrictions).
Clothing and shoe stores – Max 20% capacity
Hair salons and barbershops – Closed
Gyms – Can open outdoors only with modifications

The entire list of business restrictions are bellow with links to specific regulations:

Amusement parks

Closed

See guidance for Amusement parks and theme parks

Appliance repair shops

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Aquariums

Closed

See guidance for Museums, zoos, and aquariums

Auto repair shops

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Banks and credit unions

Can open with modifications

 

Bars (where no meals provided)

Closed for on-site consumption.

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Body waxing studios

Closed

See guidance for Personal care services

Bookstores

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Bowling alleys

Closed

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Breweries (where no meals provided)

Closed for on-site consumption. May continue with production, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale for off-site consumption.

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Campgrounds

Closed unless used for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, providing accommodation for essential workers or those displaced as a result of fire or other emergency, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations

See guidance for Outdoor recreation, including campgrounds and playgrounds

Cardrooms

Closed

See guidance for Cardrooms and racetracks

Carwashes

Closed

See guidance for Limited services

Childcare

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Childcare

Churches

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Clothing and shoe stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Concert venues

Closed

 

Construction

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Construction

Convenience stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Convention centers

Closed

 

Cultural ceremonies

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Dance studios

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Day camps

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Day camps

Distilleries (where no meals provided)

Closed for on-site consumption. May continue with production, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale for off-site consumption.

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Doctors and dentists

Can open with modifications

 

Dog walkers

Closed

See guidance for Limited services

Door-to-door sales and services

Closed

See guidance for  Limited services

Drive-in theaters

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Dry cleaners

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Electricians

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Electrologists

Closed except for physician-ordered electrology services

See guidance for Personal care services

Estheticians

Closed

See guidance for Personal care services

Family entertainment centers

Closed

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Farmers markets

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Retail

Festivals

Closed

 

Film and TV production

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Music, film, and TV production

Fire stations

Can open with modifications

 

Florists

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Food banks

Can open with modifications

 

Gas stations

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Retail

Government services

Can open with modifications

 

Grocery stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 35% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Gyms and fitness centers

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Hair salons and barbershops

Closed

See guidance for Hair salons and barbershops

Handypersons/general contractors

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Higher education institutions

 

See guidance for Higher education

Home and furnishing stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Hospitals and urgent care

Can open with modifications

 

Hotels and lodging

Closed for in-state reservations unless used for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, accommodation for essential workers or those displaced as a result of fire or other emergency, or housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations. Open for non-essential, out-of-state reservations so long as reservation is at least the minimum time period required for quarantine.

See guidance for Hotels and lodging

HVAC services

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Indoor playgrounds (bounce centers/ball pits/laser tag)

Closed

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Jewelry stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Landscapers

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Laundromats and laundry services

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Libraries

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Live theater

Closed

 

Massage therapy studios

Closed

See guidance for Personal care services

Mosques

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Movie theaters

Closed

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Museums

Closed

See guidance for Museums, zoos, and aquariums

Music production

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Music, film, and TV production

Nail salons

Closed

See guidance for Personal care services

Nightclubs

Closed

 

Offices (non-essential businesses)

Can work remotely

See guidance for Office workspaces

Outdoor playgrounds

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Outdoor recreation, including campgrounds and playgrounds

Outdoor recreation

Can open with modifications
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Outdoor recreation, including campgrounds and playgrounds

Pet groomers

Closed

See guidance for Limited services

Pharmacies

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Retail

Piercing shops

Closed

See guidance for Personal care services

Places of worship

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Plumbing services

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Police stations

Can open with modifications

 

Professional sports

Can open with modifications
– No live audience

See guidance for Professional sports

Racetracks

Can open with modifications
– No live audience

See guidance for Professional sports

Residential and janitorial cleaning services

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Restaurants (dine-in)

Closed

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Restaurants (take-out and delivery)

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Retailers

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Satellite wagering sites

Closed

See guidance for Cardrooms and racetracks

Saunas and steam rooms

Closed

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Schools

Schools may not reopen fully for in-person instruction until the county has been in the Substantial (Red) Tier for two weeks. Local school and health officials may decide to open elementary schools, and school officials may decide to conduct in-person instruction for a limited set of students in small cohorts.

Note on exception: Schools that have already re-opened if the county was in a less restrictive tier do not have to close. However, if a school had not already reopened for in-person instruction, it may not reopen until the county moves back to the Substantial (Red) Tier for 14 days.

See schools guidanceschools FAQ, and cohorting FAQs.

 

Shopping malls

Can open indoors with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– Closed common areas
– Closed food courts

See guidance for Shopping centers

Short-term lodging rentals

Closed for in-state reservations unless used for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, accommodation for essential workers or those displaced as a result of fire or other emergency, or housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations. Open for non-essential, out-of-state reservations so long as reservation is at least the minimum time period required for quarantine.

See guidance for Hotels and lodging

Skateparks

Can open with modifications
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Outdoor recreation, including campgrounds and playgrounds

Skin care services

Closed

See guidance for Personal care services

Small private gatherings

Closed

See guidance for gatherings and holidays

Sporting goods stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

State and local government offices

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Office workspaces

Swap meets

Can open indoors with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– Closed common areas
Closed food courts

See guidance for Shopping centers

Swimming pools

Can open outdoors with modifications. Drowning prevention classes, including swim lessons with certified instructors, are permitted indoors and outdoors.

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centersOutdoor recreation, including campgrounds and playgrounds, and Hotels and lodging

Synagogues

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Tattoo parlors

Closed

See guidance for Personal care services

Temples

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Theme parks

Closed

See guidance for Amusement parks and theme parks

Toy stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 20% capacity
– No food or beverages sold for onsite consumption

See guidance for Retail

Weddings (ceremonies only)

Outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Wineries

Closed for on-site consumption. May continue with production, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale for off-site consumption.

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Yoga studios

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Youth and adult recreational sports

Outdoor physical conditioning and practice permitted with 6 feet of physical distancing from others.

See guidance for Youth and adult recreational sports

Zoos

Closed

See guidance for Museums, zoos, and aquariums

 

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