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Sacramento County: Red Tier/ Tier 2

Last Updated: March 16, 2021

The State of California announced that Sacramento County is allowed to move from the most restrictive Purple/Widespread Tier 1 to the less restrictive tier of Red/Substantial Tier 2 per the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.  Sacramento County Public Health has issued the March 16, 2021, Health Order to reflect the move to the Red Tier. The summary of changes are:


In alignment with Red Tier 2, the following sectors are permitted for OUTDOOR operations only. These sectors must still maintain mitigation measures (social distancing, face covering, and sanitization): 
  • Cardrooms, satellite wagering
  • Family Entertainment Centers (e.g. bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, kart racing, skating rinks, and arcades)
  • Playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks, and recreational facilities
  • Wineries, breweries, and distilleries (with reservations, 90-minute time limit, table seating, onsite consumption closed by 8pm)
*Bars and pubs may operate indoors (maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer) if they are offering sit-down meals, otherwise they remain closed


In alignment with Red Tier 2, the following sectors are open for INDOOR operations. These sectors must still maintain mitigation measures (social distancing, face covering, and sanitization) and specific modifications in parenthesis below:
  • All retail (maximum 50% capacity; grocery stores 100% capacity)
  • Critical infrastructure 
  • Entertainment production, studios, broadcast
  • Gyms and fitness centers (maximum 10% capacity + climbing walls)
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Hotels and lodging (fitness centers maximum 10% capacity)
  • Libraries (maximum 50% capacity)
  • Movie theaters (maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums (indoor activities maximum 25% capacity)
  • Nail salons and electrolysis operations
  • Personal care services (e.g. body waxing, estheticians, tattoo, massage)
  • Places of worship (maximum 25% capacity)
  • Professional sports (without live audiences)
  • Restaurants (maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • Shopping centers (e.g. malls, destination centers, swap meets) (maximum 50% capacity; closed common areas; food courts maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)

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