The County will move into the Orange Tier of the state’s COVID-19 prevention framework on Wednesday, April 7, further easing restrictions and allowing more indoor activities. It goes without saying that this is excellent news! The small businesses in Carlsbad Village have endured 13 months of unimaginable hardship but due to their resiliency are able to now look forward to a healthy and vibrant summer downtown as restrictions lift more and more.
Here are some of the activities now allowed under the Orange Tier:
Restaurants: Indoor seating increases to 50% capacity or 200 people maximum. The 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew is also ending.
Gyms and Fitness Centers: 25% capacity indoors; indoor pools can open.
Wineries and Breweries: 25% or 100 people indoors maximum
Movie Theaters: 50% or 200 people maximum.
Museums, Zoos and Aquariums: 50% capacity for indoor activities.
Places of Worship: 50% capacity indoor activities.
Bars with no food service: Open outdoors with modifications.
All retail: No capacity limits.
Many other restrictions will end April 15. You can see a complete list here. Also, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that if current trends continue, the tier system California has been using will disappear June 15, allowing for the complete reopening of the state’s economy.