What California businesses can and can't reopen on August 31 in Purple counties with 'widespread' COVID-19

Wondering which businesses can reopen? Check out our new list with California's latest guidance.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
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California is moving away from the "watch list" system of tracking COVID-19 trends and instead moving to a four-tier, color coded classification system.

California has moved to a new color-coded tier system to track the latest COVID-19 trends across California counties.

MAP: CA counties that can, can't reopen under new rules

Gov. Gavin Newsom said 38 counties, which are home to 87% of the state's population, are in the Purple tier, where COVID-19 is still considered "widespread." Those counties are:

Alameda, Amador, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo and Yuba counties.

The governor said a map with all counties and where they stand would be posted Friday afternoon to covid19.ca.gov.

Most non-essential businesses cannot reopen in these counties, but here's what can, effective August 31:

NOTE: The following businesses can reopen under state guidelines, however, counties and cities could have stricter rules for certain business sectors.

Appliance repair shops: Open with modifications

Aquariums: Open outdoors only with modifications

Auto repair shops: Open with modifications

Banks and credit unions: Open with modifications

Bars (where no meals provided): Closed

Body waxing studios: Open outdoors only with modifications

Bookstores: Open with modifications, Max 25% capacity

Breweries (where no meals provided): Closed

Brewpubs (where no meals provided): Closed

Cardrooms: Open outdoors only with modifications

Carwashes: Open with modifications

Childcare: Open with modifications

Clothing and shoe stores: Open with modifications, Max 25% capacity

Concert venues: Closed

Convenience stores: Open with modifications

Cultural ceremonies: Open outdoors only with modifications

Dance studios: Open outdoors only with modifications

Day camps: Open with modifications

Distilleries (where no meals provided): Closed

Doctors and dentists: Open with modifications

Dog walkers: Open with modifications

Door-to-door sales and services: Open with modifications

Drive-in theaters: Open outdoors only with modifications

Dry cleaners: Open with modifications

Electricians: Open with modifications

Estheticians: Open outdoors only with modifications

Electrologists: Closed

Family entertainment centers: Open outdoors only with modifications, Kart racing, Mini-golf, Batting cages

Farmers markets: Open with modifications

Festivals: Closed

Fire stations: Open with modifications

Florists: Open with modifications, Max 25% capacity

Food banks: Open with modifications

Gas stations: Open with modifications

Government services: Open with modifications

Grocery stores: Open with modifications, Max 50% capacity

Gyms and fitness centers: Open outdoors only with modifications

Hair salons and barbershops: Open indoors with modifications

Handypersons/general contractors: Open with modifications

Higher education institutions: Open with modifications

Home and furnishing stores: Open with modifications, Max 25% capacity

Hospitals and urgent care: Open with modifications

Hotels and lodging (tourism and individual travel): Open with modifications

HVAC services: Open with modifications

Indoor playgrounds (bounce centers/ball pits/laser tag): Open outdoors only with modifications, Kart racing, Mini-golf, Batting cages

Jewelry stores: Open with modifications, Max 25% capacity

Landscapers: Open with modifications

Laundromats and laundry services: Open with modifications

Libraries: Open with modifications, Max 25% capacity

Live theaters: Closed

Massage therapy studios: Open outdoors only with modifications

Movie theaters: Open outdoors only with modifications

Museums: Open outdoors only with modifications

Nail salons: Open outdoors only with modifications

Nightclubs: Closed

Offices (non-essential businesses): Work remotely

Pet groomers: Open with modifications

Pharmacies: Open with modifications

Piercing shops: Closed

Places of worship: Open outdoors only with modifications

Plumbing services: Open with modifications

Police stations: Open with modifications

Professional sports: Open, without live audiences, with modifications

Pubs (where no meals provided): Closed

Racetracks (without spectators): Open outdoors only with modifications

Residential and janitorial cleaning services: Open with modifications

Restaurants (dine-in): Open outdoors only with modifications

Restaurants (take-out and delivery): Open with modifications

Retailers: Open with modifications, Max 25% capacity

Satellite wagering sites: Open outdoors only with modifications

Saunas and steam rooms: Closed

Shopping malls: Open indoors with modifications, Max 25% capacity, Common areas closed, Food courts closed

Short-term lodging rentals (tourism and individual travel): Open with modifications

Skin care and cosmetology services: Open outdoors only with modifications

Sporting goods stores: Open with modifications, Max 25% capacity

State and local government offices: Open with modifications

Tattoo parlors: Closed

Theme parks: Closed

Toy stores: Open with modifications, Max 25% capacity

Wineries: Open outdoors only with modifications

Yoga studios: Open outdoors only with modifications

Zoos: Open outdoors only with modifications

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