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Ventura County moves to the state's COVID-19 orange reopening tier

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Ventura County moved to the COVID-19 orange tier of reopening today, meaning the county can open indoor dining, gyms, movie theaters and more at a higher capacity starting April 7.
The county's adjusted case rate as of April 6 is 3.9 cases per 100,000 residents, allowing it to move to the orange tier. 
The orange tier allows the following adjustments compared to the red tier: 
    • Amusement parks: smaller parks can open outdoors with 25% max occupancy or 500 people, whichever is fewer; there must be reservations or advanced ticket sales and only local attendees are allowed (from the same county as the park’s location) 
    • Bars (where no meal is served): open outdoors with modifications 
    • Cardrooms and satellite wagering: open indoors with 25% max occupancy 
    • Family entertainment centers: open indoors for naturally distanced activities like bowling alleys and escape rooms; kart racing, mini golf and batting cages are outdoors only with modifications 
    • Fitness centers and gyms: open indoors with 25% max occupancy; indoor pools open at 25% occupancy 
    • Hotels and lodging: fitness centers can now open indoors with 25% max occupancy; indoor pools open at 25% occupancy 
    • Movie theaters: open indoors with 50% max occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer 
    • Museums, zoos, and aquariums: open indoors with 50% max occupancy 
    • Offices: open indoors with modifications though telework is still encouraged 
    • Outdoor live events: open at 20% capacity; reservations required with assigned seating only; regional attendees only (120-mile radius of venue). 
    • Retail (including standalone grocers): open indoors at full capacity with modifications 
    • Restaurants open indoors with 50% max occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer; only members of same household may share a table 
    • Shopping centers (including swap meets and indoor malls): open indoors at full capacity with modifications; common areas must remain closed and food courts are at reduced capacity 
    • Wineries, breweries and distilleries: open indoors with 25% max occupancy or 100 people, whichever is fewer; only members of same household may share a table 
    • Youth sports: competitions between two teams are allowed in certain sports according to the State’s Youth Sports Guidance. The State has also issued new guidance for the following activities: 
    • Outdoor live audience events including ballparks and stadiums 
    • Guidance for commencement and graduation ceremonies After reaching the Orange Tier the County would need to remain in the Orange Tier for 3-consecutive weeks to be able to progress to the less restrictive Yellow Tier.

 

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