California to allow 15-35% capacity at stadiums, theme parks starting in April

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Mar 7th, 2021 9:38 am

Last Updated Mar 8th, 2021 at 3:12 pm

California will allow sports stadiums and theme parks to reopen at 15%, 25%, or 35% capacity once a county enters the red-tier, orange-tier, or yellow-tier designations, respectively.

"With the increased distribution of the vaccine, with the behavior of Californians who have taken this pandemic seriously, who have adapted their behavior accordingly … we feel like this is a good time to begin to provide additional visibility into how we can move forward opening parts of the economy," said Dee Dee Myers, senior adviser to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

A county enters red-tier status when its COVID-19 7-day positivity rate falls below 8% and its daily new case rate falls below 7 per 100,000.

If a county enters the orange-tier, which is the second-lowest tier, stadiums and parks can allow 25% capacity. Orange-tier means the county's 7-day positivity rate is 4.9% or lower, with 3.9 daily new cases per 100,000.

Yellow-tier, the lowest tier on California's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy," would allow stadiums and parks to function at 35% capacity. Yellow-tier means the county's 7-day positivity rate is less than 2% and the daily new cases are less than 1 per 100,000.


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