On Feb. 6, the State of California updated its Blueprint for a Safer Economy
tier structure purple tier criteria to allow indoor operations for places of worship – at a 25 percent capacity maximum with modifications that prohibit singing/chanting. In order to coincide with the state’s tier structure, Sacramento County has updated its public health order
Effective immediately, Sacramento County’s Feb. 8 Health Order aligns with Purple/Tier 1 Widespread to continue some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity, and supersedes the Jan. 25, 2021, Order.
In alignment with Purple Tier 1, the following sectors are permitted for OUTDOOR operations only with social distancing, face covering and sanitization:
- Cardrooms, satellite wagering
- Family Entertainment Centers (e.g. bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, kart racing, skating rinks and arcades)
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Movie theaters (maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
- Museums, zoos, aquariums
- Playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks and recreational facilities
Bars, pubs, breweries and distilleries offering sit-down meals may operate outdoors conducted under a tent, canopy or other shelter as long as no more than two sides are enclosed with non-permeable walls and is classified as “outdoor” using CDPH outdoor business structure criteria
In alignment with Purple Tier 1, the following sectors are open for INDOOR operations with social distancing, face covering, sanitization and *specific modifications:
- All retail (*maximum 25% capacity; grocery stores 50% capacity)
- Places of worship (maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer; singing/chanting prohibited)
- Critical infrastructure
- Entertainment production, studios, broadcast
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Hotels and lodging
- Libraries (*maximum 25% capacity)
- Nail salons and electrolysis operations
- Personal care services (e.g. body waxing, estheticians, tattoo, massage)
- Professional sports (*without live audiences)
- Shopping centers (e.g. malls, destination centers, swap meets, excluding food courts and common areas) (*maximum 25% capacity)
Bars, pubs, breweries and distilleries are prohibited from operating except when serving sit-down, outdoor meals.
In alignment with CDPH requirements
, schools (all grade levels) that have reopened for in-person instruction, either under a waiver or while Sacramento County was in Red Tier 2 (Sep. 29 – Nov. 10, 2020), are permitted to continue to conduct in-person instruction with mitigation measures in compliance with CDPH
and Sacramento County Public Health
. Counties must reach a COVID-19 adjusted case rate threshold established by the State of California (currently an adjusted case rate of less than 25 cases per 100,000 for grades K-6) before additional schools may reopen for in-person instruction. All organized youth and adult recreational sports, including school- and community-sponsored programs, and privately-organized clubs and leagues must abide by CDPH youth and adult sports requirements and guidance
and must maintain mitigation measures (social distancing, face covering, sanitization, cohorts). In alignment with Purple Tier 1, only outdoor low-contact sports are permitted. Inter-team competitions are permitted for outdoor low-contact sports. Tournaments or competitions involving more than two teams are prohibited.
This Order will take effect immediately and will be in effect until it is rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the Health Officer of Sacramento County.
“While we are vaccinating more people every week, we are still far from having enough vaccines for everyone that wants them. We need to remain vigilant in our mitigation measures in order to continue trending in the right direction, while we work to vaccinate everyone and keep our community safer,” said Sacramento County Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye.
For questions about the Public Health Order, call the Public Health hotline at (916) 875-2400. For complaints about unsafe practices at businesses (e.g. face coverings, social distancing), or violations of the Health Order, dial 3-1-1 or visit to the Sacramento County 311 Connect website
, or email, SacCo311@custhelp.com