State Updates Blueprint to Allow Additional
Activities That Can Be Conducted Outdoors and with Consistent Masking, Which
Reduces Risk of COVID-19 Spread for Safe and Sustainable Reopening
Date: March 5, 2021
Ballparks, Stadiums, Theme Parks Can Open Outdoors Beginning April
1 with Capacity Restrictions and Other Safety Modifications as Science
Indicates Outdoor Activities are Safer
– Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updates to
the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on
activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking, two factors
that are scientifically shown to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. The
updates allow outdoor ballparks, stadiums and theme parks to open with
significantly reduced capacity, mandatory masking and other public health
precautions. These changes take effect April 1.
on yesterday’s announcement of how vaccine equity will be linked to future
Blueprint case rate tier changes, today CDPH announced how, guided by science,
other sector changes can be introduced into the Blueprint.
case rates and hospitalizations significantly lower, the arrival of three
highly effective vaccines and targeted efforts aimed at vaccinating the most
vulnerable communities, California can begin gradually and safely bringing back
more activities, especially those that occur outdoors and where consistent
masking is possible,” said Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health
and Human Services Agency. “Even with these changes, California retains some of
the most robust public health protocols in the country.”
the pandemic, California’s business community has been committed to protecting
the health and safety of workers and customers – and that won’t change now,”
said Dee Dee Myers, senior advisor to Governor Newsom and director of the
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). “We will
continue to work together with our partners across all sectors of the economy,
as we reopen safely, sustainably and equitably.”
to the Blueprint include:
Outdoor sports and live
performances (with fans/attendees) are eligible to begin April 1. In the Purple tier, capacity will be limited to 100
people or fewer and attendance will be limited to regional visitors.
Advanced reservations will be required, and no concession or concourse
sales will be allowed. In the Red tier, capacity will be limited to 20
percent. Concession sales will be primarily in-seat (no concourse sales).
In the Orange tier capacity will be limited to 33 percent and in the
Yellow tier capacity will increase to 67 percent. Attendance will be
limited to in-state visitors in the Red, Orange and Yellow tiers.
Amusement parks are eligible to
reopen in the Red tier beginning April 1. Capacity will be limited to 15 percent in the Red tier.
In the Orange tier, that limitation will increase to 25 percent, and then
35 percent in the Yellow tier. Attendance will be limited to
will continue to update the Blueprint periodically based on science and
vaccination progress. View the updated sector chart to see which activities and businesses are allowed in each tier.