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BREAKING: County to move to least-restrictive yellow tier

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Ventura County will move to the state's least restrictive COVID-19 yellow tier of reopening June 2, meaning bars, gyms, movie theaters and other businesses can now welcome more customers.
This move comes just two weeks before the state's planned full reopening of the economy June 15.
“Though it is only two weeks until full reopening, every day matters for our businesses. Expanded customer capacity will help impacted businesses. We appreciate the hard work of our community members in getting us to this point,” said Ventura County Executive Officer Mike Powers.
The county’s adjusted case rate as of June 2 is 1.2 cases per 100,000 residents, allowing it to move to the yellow tier. The seven-day testing positivity rate is 0.7 % (yellow) and the health equity seven-day testing positivity rate is 1.1% (yellow).
The yellow tier allows the following adjustments compared to the orange tier:
    • Gatherings: Outdoors max 100 people. Indoor gatherings strongly discouraged, but allowed with modifications and max 50% capacity in settings where capacity limits exist or 50 people, whichever is fewer.
    • Private events: Outdoors max 200 people. That rises to max 400 people if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. Indoors max 200 if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
    • Indoor seated live events and performances: All venues in-state visitors only with weekly worker testing, digital tickets, pre-designated eating area with six feet of distance, and suites 25% capacity with a max of three households. For venues up to 1,500 people: Max 25% or 300 people. That rises to 50% if all guests are vaccinated or show proof of full vaccination. For venues 1,501 and above: 10% capacity or 2,000 whatever is fewer with modifications and no eating or drinking. That rises to 50% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
    • Limited services: Open with modifications.
    • Outdoor playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities: Open with modifications.
    • Hair salons and barbershops: Open indoors with modifications.
    • All retail: Open indoors with modifications.
    • Shopping centers: Open indoors with modifications. Reduced capacity food courts.
    • Personal care services: Open indoors with modifications.
    • Museums, zoos and aquariums: Open indoors with modifications.
    • Places of worship: Open indoors with modifications. Max 50% capacity.
    • Movie theaters: Open indoors with modifications. Max 50% capacity.
    • Hotels and lodging: Open with modifications. Fitness and spa centers 50%.
    • Gyms and fitness centers: Open indoors with modifications and max 50% capacity. This includes steam rooms and saunas.
    • Restaurants: Open indoors with modifications and max 50% capacity.
    • Bars (where no meal is provided): Open indoors with modifications and max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
    • Wineries, breweries and distilleries: Open indoors with modifications. Max 50% capacity or 200 people indoors, whichever is fewer.
    • Family entertainment centers: Indoors max 50% capacity that rises to 75% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. With modifications: 100% masking except for food and beverage service, which must be restricted to separate areas.
    • Cardrooms, satellite wagering: Open indoors with modifications and max 50% capacity.
    • Offices: Open indoors with modifications. Encourage telework.
    • Sports and live performances: Max 67%, includes suites with 25% occupancy per suite. In-state visitors only. Indoor concessions in designated areas.
    • Amusement parks: Max 35%. Indoor capacity max 25% with time restrictions, weekly worker testing, and in-state visitors only.
    • Overnight sleepaway camps: Effective June 1 open with modifications.
“The yellow tier means we are continuing to allow more activities to be done safely with more people. To keep this progress up, we encourage all community members over the age of 12 to get the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Ventura County Public Health Officer Doctor Robert Levin. “The vaccine is the most powerful tool available to reduce transmission of COVID and prevent hospitalizations and deaths from the virus. Increasing the number of people vaccinated will help us continue to move forward.”

 

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