The State of California has announced that Marin County will move from “purple” to “red” status in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective Wednesday, February 24. The move from Tier 1 or “widespread risk” status to the less restrictive Tier 2 or “substantial risk” level is based on consecutive weeks of progress in Marin’s COVID-19 case statistics.
The primary changes allowed under the state order as Marin moves into Tier 2:
- Retail establishments can expand indoor capacity to 50%
- Indoor malls can expand indoor capacity to 50% (food courts must remain closed)
- Gyms and fitness studios (including yoga and dance studios) are allowed to open indoors at 10% capacity
- Restaurants are allowed to open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
- Museums are allowed to open indoors at 25% capacity
- Movie theaters are allowed to open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
- Cultural ceremonies, including weddings and funerals, are allowed indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer (churches and houses of worship maintain 25% indoor capacity)
The transition to Tier 2 means any Marin school that has not yet reopened to some form of in-person instruction will be eligible to make that transition beginning Monday, March 1. Once eligible, the reopening pace and scope of a school is at the discretion of school officials. To date, nearly 90% of Marin schools have already reopened to some form of site-based classroom learning.
A full list of changes to business sector guidelines will be updated to the Marin Recovers website. To read the official press release which contains complete information, please click here.