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San Mateo County Moves to the Red Tier!

As the Covid-19 vaccine begins to become more widely administered and San Mateo County’s (“County”) Covid-19 positivity rates have dropped, Governor Newsom announced that effective Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the County will move from the most restrictive Purple Tier to the Red Tier in the state’s reopening plan.

This move to the Red Tier allows changes for numerous types of businesses. Moving to the Red Tier will now allow:

  • Restaurants indoors (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • All retail indoors (max 50% capacity)
  • Shopping centers, swap meets indoors (max 50% capacity, closed common areas, reduced capacity food courts)
  • Personal care services – hair and nail salons, barbershops (open with modifications)
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums (max 25% capacity)
  • Places of worship (max 25% capacity)
  • Movie theaters indoors (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • Gyms and fitness centers indoors (max 10% capacity)
  • Family entertainment centers (kart racing, mini-golf, batting cages) outdoors only with modifications
  • Amusement parks, bars without meal service, bowling alleys, indoor playgrounds, live theater, saunas and steam rooms, nightclubs and festivals are not permitted.

To learn how the move to the Red Tier affects your business operations and to ensure that your Covid-19 protocols are still up to date despite vaccinations taking place, please contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.

This material in this article, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the post. It should not be considered, nor is it intended to constitute legal advice.  For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.



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