COVID reopening tiers: Where each Bay Area county stands as cases drop

COVID reopening tiers: Where each Bay Area county stands as cases drop

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Governor Gavin Newsom announced new changes to Bay Area reopening as COVID-19 cases decrease across the state of California.

5 Bay Area counties have been moved to the Red tier, which is less restrictive but still considered “substantial” for COVID spread.

The state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” categorizes each county as purple (widespread transmission), red (substantial), orange (moderate), and yellow (minimal).

COVID reopening tiers: Where each Bay Area county stands as cases drop

And here’s a live look at what tier each county is in, and what that means:


We’ve listed out what is open in each Bay Area county below.

Alameda County: Purple

Hair salons and barbershops can open outdoor with modifications. Nail salons can open outdoors only with modifications. Gyms can open outdoors only with modifications.

Contra Costa County: Purple

Hair salons and barbershops can open indoor with modifications. Nail salons can open outdoors only with modifications. Gyms can open outdoors only with modifications.

Marin County: Red

Many indoor businesses may open with up to 25% capacity, including indoor dining and theaters. Gyms can open at 10%. Retail stores can operate at 50%.

Napa County: Red

Many indoor businesses may open with up to 25% capacity, including indoor dining and theaters. Gyms can open at 10%. Retail stores can operate at 50%.

Santa Clara County: Red

Many indoor businesses may open with up to 25% capacity, including indoor dining and theaters. Gyms can open at 10%. Retail stores can operate at 50%.

San Mateo County: Red

Many indoor businesses may open with up to 25% capacity, including indoor dining and theaters. Gyms can open at 10%. Retail stores can operate at 50%.

Santa Cruz: Purple

Select businesses can reopen indoors. Most businesses can operate outdoors with modifications.

Solano County: Purple

Select businesses can reopen indoors. Most businesses can operate outdoors with modifications.

Sonoma County: Purple

Select businesses can reopen indoors. Most businesses can operate outdoors with modifications.

San Francisco: Red

Many indoor businesses may open with up to 25% capacity, including indoor dining and theaters. Gyms can open at 10%. Retail stores can operate at 50%.

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