The state announced its plan to fully open the state by July 15, 2021, ending the tiered, color-coded system to determine logistics and restrictions.
Starting March 11, the state eased restrictions allowing breweries and wineries that do not serve meals to open outdoor services, and also set a plan to reopen bars. Customers must have reservations in advance and will be limited to 90 minutes of service, while all on-site alcoholic beverage consumption must end by 8 p.m.
As of March 2, seven more counties became eligible to open indoor operations in restaurants. Now, 12 counties in total rest in the yellow tier.
The Governor announced the lifting of the stay-at-home order for all of the state’s regions on February 6; all are now under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” with each county falling into one of four color-coded tiers:
Each county or region individually decides how to proceed depending on the number of cases and hospitalizations in that area. Purple (the most severe risk of COVID-19), Red, Orange, and Yellow (where the virus is minimally widespread). Counties may resume indoor dining at 25% in the Red tier or 100 patrons, whichever is fewer. In the Orange tier, bars and breweries may resume outdoor services. In the yellow tier, most businesses may reopen but must follow safety precautions.
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