Californians will soon be able to attend Major League Baseball games, theme parks, concerts and other outdoor venues with limits starting April 1 under new guidelines.
California’s top health officials said the state has learned a lot about the safety of outdoor activities compared to indoor activities. With masks and physical distancing, the risk of transmission outdoors is much lower.
California announced plans to speed reopening across the board once 2 million vaccine doses are given in the most vulnerable neighborhoods. As vaccinations increase, state officials say they feel more comfortable opening things up with limits. California has a four-tier, color-coded system for reopening that dictates how businesses and schools can operate. Purple is the most restrictive tier and yellow the least.
Outdoor sports and live performances can allow attendees in every tier on April 1. Counties in the purple tier must limit capacity to 100 or fewer people and require advanced reservations. Capacity goes up to 20% in the red tier, 33% in the orange tier and 67% in the yellow tier. Amusement parks can open when a county hits the red tier, starting April 1, with a 15% capacity. Once a county is in the orange tier, parks can let 25% of max capacity in. That jumps to 35% in the yellow tier.
Are you excited that things are slowly returning back to normal?