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Sacramento County: Purple Tier/ Tier 1

Last Updated: January 13, 2021

The State of California announced that the Greater Sacramento Region is permitted to exit the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order with a four week ICU availability projection of 19 percent. Counties in the Greater Sacramento region can resume operating under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier structure. 

Based on the State’s tier criteria, Sacramento County will be in Tier 1/Purple. Sacramento County Public Health will be issuing an updated Health Order to align with Tier 1/Purple that will be effective January 13, 2021, that reopens some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity. Sacramento County will continue to provide details regarding the updated Health Order. 

In alignment with Purple Tier 1, the following sectors are permitted for OUTDOOR operations only with 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)
• Gyms and fitness centers 
• Movie theaters (maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
• Museums, zoos, aquariums
• Places of worship (maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
• Playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks and recreational facilities
• Restaurants 
• Wineries
Bars, pubs, breweries and distilleries offering sit-down meals may operate outdoors conducted under a tent, canopy or other shelter as long as no more than two sides are enclosed with non-permeable walls and is classified as “outdoor” using CDPH outdoor business structure criteria.


In alignment with Purple Tier 1, the following sectors are open for INDOOR operations with social distancing, face covering, sanitization and *specific modifications:
• All retail (*maximum 25% capacity; grocery stores 50% capacity)
• Critical infrastructure 
• Entertainment production, studios, broadcast
• Hair salons and barbershops
• Hotels and lodging
• Libraries (*maximum 25% capacity)
• Nail salons and electrolysis operations
• Personal care services (e.g. body waxing, estheticians, tattoo, massage)
• Professional sports (*without live audiences)
• Shopping centers (e.g. malls, destination centers, swap meets, excluding food courts and common areas) (*maximum 25% capacity)

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