Indoor gyms, indoor personal care, tourist hotels, more outdoor activities allowed under new health directive

Customers must wear a face covering the entire time they’re at a gym or getting a service. Common areas remain closed. Reopening businesses must limit their capacity and have safety requirements in place.

New health directives allow for more services to operate. All customers can see what to expect when visiting a business

These businesses must have a Social Distancing Protocol and a Health and Safety Plan. Both plans must be in place before the business can reopen. See all guidelines for operating a business during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gyms and fitness centers can operate indoors up to 10% capacity

Patrons can use equipment on their own, or get one-on-one personal training. Outdoor fitness classes are allowed up to 12 people.

Indoor cardio classes are not allowed right now. People breathe hard during cardio exercises and often need to take off their face coverings. That increases the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

See reopening guidance for gyms from the Department of Public Health.

Personal care services can open indoors if customers are stationed 6 feet apart

Services that can reopen indoors include:

  • Haircuts
  • Nail salons
  • Skincare
  • Massage 
  • Tattoos and piercings
  • Microblading
  • Tanning salons

Services where customers must take off their face coverings are still not allowed. This includes shaving beards, and body art around the nose and mouth area.

See reopening guidance for personal care services from the Department of Public Health.

Hotels and lodging can open for tourists

Lodging can include:

  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Hostels
  • Bed and breakfasts
  • Inns 
  • Short-term rentals for entire homes (like Airbnb)

Everyone in a hotel lobby, elevator, or common area must stay 6 feet apart. No visitors besides registered guests are allowed in rooms.

Indoor gathering areas must remain closed. These include indoor fitness centers and pools, restaurants, business centers, and event venues.

Hotels must reserve at least 5% of rooms as a COVID isolation rooms, to host guests who happen to be COVID positive, are sick, or were close contacts.

See reopening guidance for hotels from the Department of Public Health.

Drive-in movies and gatherings can reopen

Each event must be 4 hours long at most.

Up to 100 cars can be at the site, 6 feet apart. Bicycles and motorcycles are not allowed.

See reopening guidance for drive-in gatherings from the Department of Public Health.

More outdoor gatherings are allowed, with health guidelines

These gatherings may include religious services or political protests. Up to 50 people can attend, if everyone stays 6 feet apart. No food or drinks can be served or sold.

Everyone must wear face coverings and keep them on, except when drinking water.

Only one person at a time is allowed to sing, chant, or shout. They should keep their face covering on, and be 12 feet away from others.

Open-air tour buses and boats can reopen

All passengers must be in the open area of the bus or boat. They can only be inside when boarding and when using the restroom.

Passengers must be in a group of no more than 12. Each group must be separated with a physical barrier, 6 feet apart. If there is no physical barrier, the groups must be kept 12 feet apart. 

No food or beverage service is allowed.

Houses of worship and campaign offices can allow 1 person at a time inside

Only one person is allowed inside for prayer, individual counseling, to pick up, or drop off items. One staff member may also be inside to support public health guidance.

See reopening guidance for gatherings from the Department of Public Health.

Outdoor mini golf, batting cages, and kart racing facilities can reopen

Amusement park rides must stay closed. All indoor facilities must stay closed.