The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced Thursday that indoor activities – including dining – could be authorized as soon as Wednesday (March 3) if the county is placed in California’s red tier. The county also relaxed some restrictions Friday, while still in the purple tier.
The state determines tiers based on regional health data, but counties have some discretion as to when and how they release restrictions. The red tier would open the door to local indoor use of restaurants, gyms, museums and movie theaters, with capacity limits. Bars, breweries and distilleries where no food is served remain prohibited even for outdoor service until the county reaches the orange tier.