Bay Area could join red tier soon: Here's what will change

Marin and San Mateo counties are moving into the red tier, which means restaurants, gyms and movie theaters could all open indoors if the counties choose to move forward.

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- Several Bay Area counties look poised to move into the red tier soon. So here's what would change. Retail stores can bump capacity up to 50%, including malls, gyms, and fitness studios can open indoor starting at 10% capacity. Restaurants can open indoor starting at 25% capacity, or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Museums can open indoors at 25% capacity.

And schools that haven't reopened already can file plans to reopen once they are out of the purple tier for two weeks. However, that's only if they want to reopen for in-person learning. Now, here are a few things that would still be closed, theme parks, bars, non-essential office buildings, pro sports still can't have live audiences. But Bay Area counties in the red tier can go to the movies because movie theaters can reopen at 25% capacity.