San Luis Obispo County announced it is moving into the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s color-coded reopening system June 9 at 8 a.m.
Moving to the least restrictive tier means a larger capacity for many businesses including gyms, movie theaters, wineries, breweries and more.
“I commend everyone who has worked hard to help us reach this milestone, and I encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated so we can put this pandemic fully in the past,” Dr. Penny Borenstein, public health officer said in a press release.
Restaurants can now open to 50% capacity and bars that don’t serve food can have a 25% capacity indoors or 100 people maximum.
For residents, up to 25 people can gather indoors and outdoor gathings can have a maximum capacity of 50 people.
These reopenings come just ahead of the June 15 date when most COVID-19 restrictions will end. However, Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he will not lift the coronavirus state of emergency.
Newsom first declared a state of emergency March 4, 2020 and continuing it means California can be federally reimbursed for pandemic-related expenses. It also allows Newsom to suspend state laws or impose new rules.
For more information about reopening guidelines, visit the County Public Health website.