The state has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order. San Diego County is now in Tier 1, or Purple Tier, of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Each business's plan may need to be updated and reposted when state guidance changes. The County will not require approval for this plan.
Businesses with questions can email: COVID19BusinessQuestions@sdcounty.ca.gov
Open with safety precautions:
- Critical infrastructure (when remote option is not possible)
- Non-urgent medical and dental care
- Child care and pre-K
Open with additional modifications
The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition
to 100% masking and physical distancing. Links are to state
- Restaurants: Open for outdoor service, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Can have live entertainment. Takeout or delivery allowed 24 hours.
- Outdoor recreational facilities: Open. Sales of food, drink or alcohol allowed. Campgrounds can open.
- Retail: Indoor operation at 25% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Shopping centers: Allow indoor access at 25% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. No food courts.
- Grocery stores. Stand-alone grocery stores where principal business activity is sale of food may operate at 50% capacity. Special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Hotels and lodging: Open.
- Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
- Gyms and fitness centers. Outdoor only
- Places of worship. Outdoor only
- Political expression: Outdoor only.
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services (includes nail salons, tattoo, piercing, tanning)
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums. Outdoor only
- Movie theaters Outdoor only
- Wineries. Outdoor only. Live entertainment allowed.
- Bars, breweries, and distilleries that serve food. Outdoor only, operate as restaurant.
- Family entertainment centers. Outdoor only. Includes kart racing, mini golf, batting cages.
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering. Outdoor only
- Limited services. Open
- Entertainment production: Industries, studios, and other related establishments such as establishments that provide content for professional broadcast can operate without live audiences.
Operations in the following must be closed:
- Indoor playgrounds
- Indoor recreational facilities
- Live audience sports
- Amusement parks
- Live concerts (drive-in concerts allowed)
Schools that are currently open are able to continue to provide in-person instruction on school sites.
- Schools that are currently operating under an elementary school waiver are able to continue to provide instruction to students on school sites.
- Schools that reopened while their county was in a less restrictive tier are able to continue to provide instruction to students on school sites.
You can go out for exercise if you can keep six feet away from people who are not members of your household. Avoid groups and crowded outdoor spaces. Wear a face covering when within six feet of others.
The County has allowed beaches to open with certain limitations, but cities may have their own restrictions or closures. Check before visiting.
Active sports by household members are allowed.
You can sit and lie down with members of your household. You can walk or run on the beach. If you're within six feet of others not in your household, wear a face covering. You can swim, surf, paddleboard, kayak, snorkel. You can take dogs where beaches allow them.
At parks, the County will allow:
- Parking lots to open.
- Park visitors to sit, lie down, picnic if they practice social distancing.
- Use of basketball or tennis courts, if played by members of a household or others who can maintain social distance.
Cities or park managers may have their own restrictions. Check before visiting.
Park managers need to create and post a Safe Reopening Plan for how they will provide for social distancing.
Playgrounds and their equipment are open. Visitors should maintain social distancing.
Campgrounds can open. Use of one site should be limited to members of a household.
Golf course operators need to create and post a plan for how they will provide for social distancing.
Golf courses must have a Safe Reopening Plan.
Golf courses that follow the safety protocol can reopen. One-on-one instruction with social distancing is allowed. Golf carts can have only one person, unless other golfers are from the same household.
Recreational equipment rentals
Businesses that rent recreational equipment, such as bicycles, surfboards, boats, kayaks and other watercraft can reopen if they prepare a Safe Reopening Plan. If any equipment can be used by multiple people, they have to be members of the same household. All equipment needs to be sanitized with a disinfectant effective against the coronavirus after each use.
You can play tennis with members of the same household or others you can stay more than six feet from.