With ever-changing circumstances during this pandemic, it can be easy to remember exactly what businesses are allowed to open and how they must operate.
Sacramento County released a comprehensive list of what living under the purple tier reopening phase looks like for us.
Under Purple Tier 1, these businesses can resume outdoor operations only with social distancing, face coverings, and sanitization:
Cardrooms, satellite wagering
Family entertainment centers (bowling alleys, mini 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
Bars, pubs, breweries, and distilleries that offer sit-down meals may also operate outdoors with certain moderations. If they have a tent, canopy, or other shelter outdoors there cannot be more than two sides enclosed with non-permeable walls.
These businesses can reopen for indoor operations with social distancing, face coverings, sanitization, and other modifications:
All retail (maximum 25% capacity; grocery stores at 50% capacity)
Entertainment production, studios, broadcast
Hair salons and barbershops
Hotels and lodging
Libraries (maximum 25% capacity)
Nail salons and electrolysis operations
Personal care services (body waxing, estheticians, tattoo, massage)
Professional sports (without live audiences)
Shopping centers (malls, destination centers, swap meets, excluding food courts and common areas all at a maximum 25% capacity)
In regard to schools, those that had already reopened for in-person instruction are allowed to continue in compliance with CDPH and Sacramento County Public Health. Any schools that did no reopen when Sacramento County was in Red Tier 2 will have to wait until they are eligible to reopen again. This means they'll need to wait until Sacramento County returns to Red Tier 2 for at least two weeks or through State of California approved processes for school reopening, according to Sacramento County. Read more about the school reopening guidelines and process here.
The state curfew that took effect on November 19 is still in place. This means that all gatherings with members of other households are to cease between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., except for critical infrastructure activities.
The statewide face covering mandate is also still in effect.
Read more from Sacramento County here.