Monterey County Moving to Yellow Tier of State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy butterfly

Published: Jun 01, 2021

Health Officials urge continuation of COVID-19 preventative measures

Following the State of California’s announcement that Monterey County has met the requirements to move into the Yellow Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the Monterey County Health Department announced today that the County will continue to align with the State’s framework and allow activities open in Yellow Tier, effective Wednesday, June 2nd.

To keep yourself, your family, friends and neighbors, and the entire community safe, continue to follow these core principles:

  • Move activities outdoors. Outdoor activities pose less risk than indoor activities. 
  • Stay masked. Consistent use of face coverings indoors is very effective at preventing spread of the coronavirus.
  • Maintain distance from others. Social distancing from those who do not live with you is effective at keeping the coronavirus away.
  • Avoid crowds. The fewer people you encounter and the fewer interactions you have, the lower the chance the virus will spread.
  • Get vaccinated and encourage others to get vaccinated. All federally authorized vaccines work well and will help keep you, your family, and your friends healthy.

Beginning Wednesday, June 2nd, all activities authorized under the State’s Yellow Tier can resume in accordance with State capacity limits and safety protocols.

Advancing into the yellow tier allows the county’s restaurants, movie theaters, libraries, churches, family entertainment centers, gyms and fitness studios to expand capacity indoors.

In the Yellow Tier, indoor bars, breweries and wineries can open at 25% capacity, up to 100 people. Outdoor conventions, meetings and receptions can resume with up to 200 people, and up to 400 people if all attendees provide proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test.

For more information on what the State allows in the Monterey County, please visit  

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