SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — State health officials on Tuesday announced that two greater Bay Area counties — Contra Costa and Santa Cruz — have backslid due to rising COVID-19 cases, moving from the orange tier to the more restrictive red tier.
The return to the red tier for those counties means residents there who have been enjoying a slow return to normal while dining inside restaurants, working out at gyms and watching movies in theaters will return to more severe restrictions for many business operations.
Restaurants, places of worship and movie theaters will be able to operate indoors at a maximum of 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer, while gyms and dance studios will only be able to open indoors at 10 percent capacity.
Additionally, starting Friday, Nov. 13, retail stores that operate indoors must scale back their maximum occupancy to 50 percent or 100 people, whichever is lower, while indoor shopping malls must reduce their occupancy and reduce the occupancy of food courts to 25 percent or 100 people, whichever is fewer and office workspaces must operate remotely.
Health officials are urging Contra Costa County residents to consider how they are protecting themselves and their families from the virus, county health officials said. Read More