Effective Wednesday, March 24, Santa Clara County will operate in the "moderate" Orange Tier under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy as COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward. While COVID-19 transmission rates and hospitalizations have shown some progress, please continue to social distance, wear a mask, and minimize indoor gatherings. The Orange Tier allows for more allowed business activities as outlined below:
  • Indoor dining: 50% indoor capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Outdoor dining: allowed with modifications
  • Gyms and fitness centers: 25% indoor capacity; climbing walls and pools may open but indoor hot tubs and saunas must remain closed
  • General retail: Open with modifications
  • Indoor shopping malls: Open with modifications (closed common areas; reduced capacity food courts)
  • Grocery stores: Open with modifications
  • Hair salons and personal care services: Open with modifications
  • Family entertainment centers: Naturally distanced activities (bowling, escape rooms) can open indoors at 25% capacity. Go-kart racing, mini golf, and batting cages must remain outdoors only
  • Movie Theaters: 50% indoor capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Cardrooms: 25% indoor capacity
  • Wineries, breweries, distilleries (where meals are not served): 25% indoor capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Bars (where meals are not served): Outdoor only
  • Indoor museums: Open with modifications; indoor activities limited to 50% capacity
  • Places of worship: Indoor activities must be limited to 50% capacity
  • Hotels: Open with modifications (fitness centers limited to 25% capacity)
Click here for COVID-19 data specific to Santa Clara County, and click here for State guidelines under the Orange Tier.