San Diego County is now in the Orange 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:
Open with additional modifications
The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing. Links are to state guidance.
- Restaurants: Open for outdoor service. Indoors can open at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer. Can have live entertainment.
- Hotels and lodging: Open. Fitness centers can open at 25% capacity. Indoor pools can open.
- Offices: Open indoors. Encourage telework.
- Gyms and fitness centers. Indoors at 25% capacity. Indoor pools can open.
- Places of worship. Indoors at 50% capacity recommended.
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services (includes nail salons, tattoo, piercing)
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums. Indoors at 50% capacity.
- Movie theaters Indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer.
- Breweries, wineries and distilleries that serve food. Indoors can open at 25% capacity or to 100 people, whichever is fewer.
- Bars that do not serve food. Outdoors open.
- Family entertainment centers. Outdoors open. Indoors open at 25% capacity or 50% capacity if all guests test negative or show proof of full vaccination with additional restrictions. Includes bowling alleys.
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering. Indoors at 25% capacity.
- Limited services. Open
- Outdoor recreational facilities: Open. Sales of food, drink or alcohol allowed. Campgrounds can open.
- Indoor playgrounds (bounce centers, ball pits, laser tag). Open at 25% capacity.
- Amusement parks, at 25% capacity, with additional restrictions.
- Live events, including sports or entertainment. 33% capacity in assigned seating.
- 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 hot tubs, saunas, steamrooms
Schools may reopen at all grades if they are located in counties in
the Red, Orange or Yellow Tiers under the Blueprint for a Safer
Economy. Schools must follow the updated Sector
Guidance for Schools and School-Based Program. The guidance
includes instructions for completing a COVID-19 Safety Plan
(CSP). Schools must complete and post a CSP to their website home page
five days before reopening for in-person instruction.
- CIF guidance with cross country modifications
- CIF guidance with swimming and diving modifications
- CIF guidance with track and field modifications
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.