Kings County moves into ‘Red Tier’ which allows more businesses to open


KINGS COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) — Kings County on Tuesday moved from California’s “Widespread” or Purple tier to the “Substantial” or Red tier – which would allow for a slew of more business types to open.

Restaurants, gyms, and places of worship are on the list of businesses that can open indoors with modifications in the Red tier – among many others. 

Here’s the full list:

  • Aquariums
  • Body waxing studios
  • Cultural ceremonies 
  • Dance studios 
  • Electrologists
  • Estheticians
  • Gyms and fitness centers 
  • Higher education institutions 
  • Massage therapy studios
  • Movie theaters 
  • Museums
  • Piercing shops
  • Places of worship 
  • Restaurants
  • Skincare services
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Weddings (ceremonies only)
  • Yoga studios 
  • Zoos

All of the openings will be with modifications — which come with reduced capacity. Restaurants, for example, will be able to open indoors with a max capacity of 25% or 100 people — whichever is fewer. Meanwhile, gyms and fitness centers can open with a max capacity of 10%

For a full breakdown of what each county allows for, go to the state’s COVID-19 website and search your county.

Before K-12 schools can begin to reopen, the county must remain in the Red tier for two weeks.

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