Bakersfield · COVID-19

Kern Co. moving into Orange Tier of reopening

State public health officials will announce later Tuesday that Kern County will move into the Orange Tier (Tier 3) of the COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Starting Wednesday, April 14 several business sectors and community services can reopen or expand capacity:

  • Retail – no longer has capacity restrictions
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums – indoor capacity increases from 25% to 50%
  • Places of worship – indoor capacity increases from 25% to 50%
  • Movie theaters – indoor capacity increases from 25% or 100 people whichever is fewer to 50% or 200 people whichever is fewer
  • Hotels and lodging – can open indoor pools
  • Gyms and fitness centers – indoor capacity increases from 10% to 25% and indoor pools can open
  • Restaurants – indoor capacity increases from 25% capacity or 100 people whichever is fewer to 50% or 200 people whichever is fewer

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The San Joaquin Valley Sun
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