What’s open in the Bay Area now that stay-at-home order is gone

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — California lifted its regional stay-at-home orders for the entire state on Monday morning, allowing businesses to open doors to customers who had been sheltering-in-place since before Christmas.

But restrictions still apply.

The California Department of Public Health said most counties will be in the strictest, Purple tier of the state’s original reopening plan. Under this tier, “many non-essential indoor business operations are closed,” the state says.

Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to give a noon update regarding the reopening.

As of 9 a.m. on Monday, the state had not updated its tier assignments for individual counties.

However, Marin County’s health department confirmed they and the other 11 Bay Area counties will start off in the Purple tier.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed said, “we expect San Francisco to return to the Purple tier.”

The Purple, or Widespread tier of reopening is when a county reports a weekly average of more than seven new daily cases, per 100K. It also has a weekly average of 8% positivity rate (or more).

  • Retail stores: Open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Shopping malls: Open indoors at 25% capacity, closed food courts/common areas
  • Personal care/grooming: Open indoors
  • Museums, zoos & aquariums: Open outdoors only
  • Places of worship: Open outdoors only
  • Movie theatres: Open outdoors only
  • Hotels/lodging: Open
  • Gyms/fitness centers: Open outdoors only
  • Restaurants: Outdoor dining/takeout only
  • Wineries: Outdoor only
  • Bars/breweries/distilleries: Closed
  • Family entertainment centers (mini golfing, batting cages, etc): Outdoor only
  • Cardrooms: Outdoor only
  • Offices: Remote
  • Pro sports: Open without live audiences
  • Amusement parks: Closed

All reopening includes modifications, for example required face coverings, social distancing and enhanced sanitation.

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