San Diego County will officially move to California's "moderate" orange tier of COVID-19 restrictions at 12:01am on Wednesday, April 7. With fewer restrictions, here is how businesses will now be able to operate in San Diego County:
Restaurants: capacity increases to a maximum of 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer. Outdoor and indoor dining continues. The 10 pm to 5 am curfew is over.
Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries: indoor service can resume, with COVID safety modifications, including 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. The rule about NOT having to serve food at these businesses continues.
Bars (without food service): can reopen outdoors, with safety modifications
Museums, Zoos, Aquariums: capacity on indoor activities can increase to 50% (this was at 25% under the red tier rules)
Movie Theaters: indoor capacity increases to a max of 50% or 200 people maximum, whichever is fewer.
Family Entertainment Centers & Bowling Alleys: indoor service can resume, with COVID safety modifications, at 25% capacity – or at 50% if guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination, per the California Department of Public Health
Amusement Parks: capacity increases to a max of 25% (up from 15% under the red tier), with in-state visitors only
Outdoor Live Events with Assigned Seats (sports and live performances): capacity can increase to 33%; in-state visitors only and primarily in-seat concessions.
Places of Worship: 50% capacity indoor activities.
All retail: No capacity limits.