Announced today (November 16) by city officials the following are new COVID-19 restrictions that being Friday, November 20, 2020 to Friday, Jan 1, 2021:
- Indoor gatherings of any size, in any location, public or private are prohibited
- No indoor parties, group meals, watching sporting events as a group
- No visiting between households
- No indoor weddings, funerals or baby showers
- Indoor dining at restaurants and other food service businesses must end.
- Outdoor gatherings are restricted to 10% occupancy or 10 people per 1,000 sq. ft.; cap of 2,000 people in very large spaces
- No food or beverages can be served to ensure that people wear their masks at all times
- Outdoor dining will be restricted to 4 seats per table and all must be from the same household.
- Limited occupancy inside retail stores must be enforced
- No more than 5 persons per 1,000 sq.ft.
- All staff and customers must wear masks
- Stores should not serve any person who is not wearing a mask
The following businesses must close or cease activities:
- Youth, community and school sports
- Bowling alleys, arcades and game spaces
- Senior day services
The following businesses and activities can continue to function:
- Grocery stores and farmers markets.
- Home-based construction, renovation, repair, and maintenance.
- Manufacturing and warehousing.
- Real estate operations and transactions.
- Health care services.
- Home-based support services, such as home health services.
- Taxis and ride share services.
- Outdoor mobile food carts and trucks.
- Drive-in events in which people remain in their vehicles.
- Child day care and early learning centers.
- Elementary and middle schools.
- Access Centers for children in elementary and middle school.
- Offices with only employees that cannot work remotely.
- Barbershops, beauty salons, and similar personal services however these businesses cannot work on the face or otherwise perform services that require that masks be removed.
- College sports may continue if their plan is specifically approved by the Department of Public Health and no spectators are present.
- Zoos may operate only outdoor areas.
- Parks, trails, playgrounds, and athletic fields will remain open for individual use only.
- Celebration of services are allowed, but with a reduced density of 5% or 5 persons per 1,000 sq. ft.
- Online worship services is encouraged
City officials also encourage the continuing of working from home where possible and only virtual learning will be allowed for colleges, universities, and high schools through Jan 1, 2021. You can read more on the city’s official website.