San Diego and other counties allowed to have indoor concerts, private gatherings as virus cases plummet

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-03 11:03:41-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGTV) — California public health officials announced on Friday that indoor concerts, theater performances, and private gatherings will be allowed with modifications starting April 15 for counties in the red tier.

The changes come as health officials say the rate of positive COVID-19 cases continues to drop. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly credited the new rules in part to vaccinations as well.

For private events, events must require purchased tickets or have a defined guest list, a seating chart and assigned seating, testing and vaccination can increase capacity, and no intermingling of multiple private events.

Indoor gatherings would not need a defined guest list and would not require vaccination or testing. Indoor gatherings kick in when a county is in the red tier.

Indoor seated live events and performances begin in the red tier as well, and are for in-state visitors only, require weekly worker testing, must offer only digital tickets in advance, and capacity limits starting at 10%.

The southern California counties currently in the red tier include: San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Santa Barbara.