Sonoma County has been assigned to Tier 3 (orange tier) or “moderate” risk level effective Wednesday, April 7th as part of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The primary changes allowed under the state order as Sonoma moves into Tier 3:
- Allowed indoors at full capacity: personal care and hair services; retail and grocery stores; indoor malls; libraries; hotels; office space (although continued telework is encouraged)
- Allowed indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people (whichever is fewer): restaurants; museums; places of worship; movie theaters
- Allowed indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people (whichever is fewer): gyms and fitness centers (and can utilize indoor pools); family entertainment centers; breweries and wineries that do not serve food; card rooms
- Allowed outdoors only: bars that do not serve food
The County must spend at least 21 days in Tier 3 and meet additional requirements before advancing to the next, less restrictive “minimal” risk, or Tier 4 (yellow status).
As much of the Bay Area experienced earlier this year, if COVID conditions worsen, the County will move back into a more restrictive tier, so please continue to be safe—wash your hands, keep a safe distance, and wear your face mask when you leave home and get tested regularly.
Read the County of Sonoma’s press release to learn more about how the County qualified to move to a less restrictive tier and for more information.