New Monterey's Lighthouse District is happy to announce that Monterey County moved from the most restrictive Purple Tier into the Red Tier on Tuesday, March 16.
What this means for businesses in Monterey is:
Restaurants are allowed 25% indoor dining in addition to current outdoor dining, take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery (please view our Dining Guide to see what's available - it's updated frequently)
Retail shops can increase in-store shopping from 20% to 50% capacity
Entertainment venues (such as movie theaters, the Aquarium, etc.) can open at 25% capacity
Fitness studios and gyms can open indoors at 10% capacity
It is extremely important that we all continue to follow health requirements such as wearing masks and social distancing so that Monterey County stays in the Red Tier and we are able to progress to the Orange and Yellow Tiers, which have even fewer restrictions. Vaccinations are increasing and hospitalizations are decreasing, but the pandemic is not over yet.
This move into the Red Tier reflects all the hard work the business community and our residents have done so far! Congratulations on a job well done. Keep it up, everyone!