Central Valley Lifestyle · COVID-19

Cheers for tiers! SLO County advances into Orange Tier

Despite higher-than-required case counts, San Luis Obispo County – a top destination for Valley families – is moving into the Orange Tier of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s color-coded coronavirus reopening scheme, the California Department of Public Health reported.

The move enables SLO County’s wineries and distilleries to reopen their indoor tasting rooms.

The move puts the coastal county on-par with nearly all of the San Joaquin Valley and expands the reopening of key industries, particularly among hospitality, in the area.

  • Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries can resume indoor service at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Restaurants – indoor capacity increases from 25% capacity or 100 people whichever is fewer to 50% or 200 people whichever is fewer
  • 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
  • Professional Sporting Events/Live Performances – Capacity increases to 33 percent, including suites. Capacity with negative test results or proof of full vaccination boosts capacity to 67%. Suite capacity maxes out at 25%.
The San Joaquin Valley Sun
Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.