Region 6 Moves to Tier One Mitigations

Today, January 18, Region 6 qualifies for Tier One mitigations. Under Tier One, the following changes apply:

Bars & Restaurants

  • All bars and restaurants close at 11pm and may reopen no earlier than 6am the following day
  • Indoor service limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% capacity per room
  • Establishments offering indoor service must serve food
  • Indoor service reservations limited to 2-hour maximum duration and maximum 4 persons per party (dining only with members of the same household recommended)
  • All bar and restaurant patrons should be seated at tables
  • No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
  • Tables should be 6 feet apart
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • No dancing or standing indoors
  • Reservations required for each party
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
  • Includes private clubs and country clubs

Meetings, Social Events, and Gatherings

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors
  • Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings.
  • Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning, or sports.
  • This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general Phase 4 business guidance such as office, personal care, retail, etc.
  • No party buses

A full list of Tier One mitigation efforts can be found here.

In order to return to Phase 4, the Region 6 needs to meet:

  1.  A test positivity rate less ≤6.5% for three consecutive days, as measured by the 7-day rolling average; AND
  2. ≥20% available staffed ICU hospital beds for three consecutive days, on a 7-day rolling average; AND
  3. 3) No sustained increase in the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 for seven out of 10 days, on a 7-day average.

Current metrics for Region 6 can be found here.

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