INYO COUNTY MOVES TO NEW TIER

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:           Carma Roper, Public Information Officer, croper@inyocounty.us

INYO COUNTY MOVES TO NEW TIER

More Local Businesses Open

INYO COUNTY, CA, October 6, 2020: As of today, Inyo County will move to the Orange Tier, or moderate tier. With this in mind, it will be essential that everyone do their part by continuing to use face coverings, practice social distancing, and frequent hand washing.

Summary of today’s changes:

            1.         Restaurants – Increase to 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer, with modifications

            2.         Bars – Open outdoors with modifications, indoor alcohol may be served with food following restaurant guidelines

            3.         Personal Care Services – Capacity limit lifted as long as modifications can be met

            4.         Family Entertainment Centers (i.e. Bowling Alley) – Open for naturally distanced activities with modifications  

            5.         Gyms and Fitness Centers – Increase to 25% capacity with modifications, and indoor pools are allowed to open with modifications

            6.         Movie Theaters – Increase to 50% capacity or 200 people whichever is fewer, with modifications

            7.         All Retail – Capacity limit lifted as long as modifications can be met

            8.         Places of Worship – Increase to 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer, with modifications

            9.         Hotels and Lodging – Fitness centers increase to 25%, and indoor pools are allowed to open with modifications

            10.       Museums, Zoos and Aquariums – Increase capacity to 50% with modifications

            11.       Malls, Destination Centers and Swap Meets - Capacity limit lifted as long as modifications can be met. Common areas are still closed.

            12.       Offices – Open indoors with modifications, telework is still encouraged

Inyo County will be required to stay at this level for three weeks, and if the numbers and percent of positive cases stay low, we will move to the next level on October 27.

For additional information visit the Reopening Inyo Businesses webpage, email businessinfo@inyocounty.us, or call 760-878-8457.

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