California is “FULLY REOPENED” – What’s REALLY Changed?

Published on June 15, 2021 by

Everything you need to know about the California and Disneyland reopening in June of 2021. California has fully reopened the state for business and removed all capacity restrictions that had been enacted due to the pandemic over a year ago. The color codes and the tiers are going away… but masks are still with us for a while here in California.

Indoor Capacity has been capped at 50% with 6 feet required between tables. That goes away… full capacity, no distancing.. And no plexiglass. Although I think many businesses might be keeping their plexiglass around… or at least around in storage because that stuff was expensive.

All the extra outdoor dining that’s been setup is in flux. Some cities have announced they will start charging businesses for using city property.

Also applies to bars, nightclubs, card rooms, family entertainment centers… back to business as usual.

You’ll be able to take in a movie, sing at a church, and cheer at a sporting event.

Businesses will be required to post the rules, and patrons will “self-attest” that they are complying

I think we’ll still see some restaurants be conservative… bathrooms still closed… and having a hard time to expand capacity due to lack of staff.

Retailers always have the option to be “more” restrictive.

Masks: California has mostly aligned to the CDC Guidance. No masks if you’re vaccinated.
Employees at businesses still required to wear masks until at least June 28

Amusement Parks and Fairs which were held at 35% capacity are allowed to open with no limits. Unless the capacity is greater than 5,000 indoors, or 10,000 outdoors. Then it’s considered a “mega-event”

Organizers of indoor events with more than 5,000 people, such as a concert, will be required to verify that attendees are either fully vaccinated or have tested negative within 72 hours of the event’s start time.

Outdoor events with more than 10,000 attendees, organizers will recommend — but not require — the same vaccination or negative-test information, though venues in those instances will have the option of allowing unvaccinated and untested attendees, provided those people wear a mask at all times.

Theme Parks are considered Outdoor Events:

Disneyland just announced masks will not be required at their theme park for vaccinated guests. Disneyland will not require proof, but will require guests to “self attest” that they are in compliance prior to entry.

Although if you take the bus from the Toy Story lot to the Theme Park you WILL have to wear a mask.

Non-vaccinated guests ages 2 and up will, however, be required to wear masks indoors. So for your kiddos that can’t get vaccinated between 2 and 12… they’ll be required to mask up.

The temperature checks upon entry are a thing of the past.

A TICKET AND A RESERVATION will be required for entry.

Disney Grand Californinian, and Paradise pier are open now. Disneyland Hotel opens July 1.

San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park will no longer require reservations.

SeaWorld, Legoland will continue to require reservations for all guests

None of San Diego’s biggest outdoor and indoor concert venues have anything scheduled until August at the earliest.

San Diego’s bayfront convention center, currently a federal intake center for unaccompanied migrant children, will welcome its first convention — SPIE Optics + Photonics — Aug. 1-5

The mega events guidelines are set to expire Oct. 1.


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