March 15, 2021: Rialto and SB County Move to Red Tier


 San Bernardino and 32 other California counties are now in the Red Tier (also called the  Substantial Tier). With this transition yesterday Sunday March 14, 2021 many more sectors are allowed to open with COVID-19 precautions:

  • Gyms will be allowed to open indoors at 10% capacity
  • Retailers and malls can operate at 50% capacity
  • Hair and nail salons can continue to operate indoors with modifications
  • Restaurants can operate indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Movie theaters can reopen at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums can reopen indoors at 25% capacity
  • Libraries can open at 50% capacity
  • Outdoor live events can resume at 20% capacity (effective April 1)
  • Amusement parks can reopen at 15% capacity and small group restrictions (effective April 1)
  • Schools may reopen fully for in-person instruction following re-opening guidance. Local school officials will decide whether and when that will occur.

Further details on activity and business tiers can be found here.

  • Several sectors remain closed in the Red Tier including:
  • Amusement parks
  • Bars (where no meals provided)
  • Bowling alleys
  • Concert venues
  • Convention centers
  • Festivals
  • Indoor playgrounds (bounce centers/ball pits/laser tag)
  • Live theater
  • Nightclubs
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Theme parks

Remember, even as more sectors open it remains essential that we continue to practice physical distancing and wear masks when away from home.

Rialto By The Numbers: Cases, Deaths, & Testing

Reporting by city can be found in the “Locations” tab on the COVID-19 Dashboard.


For additional information:

 Visit San Bernardino County COVID-19 resources

Visit State of California COVID-19 resources

Visit CDC COVID-19 resources