What’s Open in Sonoma County

Updated April 7, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Sonoma County has moved into the less restrictive Orange Tier, effective Wed, April 7. Restaurants are open for both indoor and outdoor dining, bars are able to resume outdoor service, and wineries and tasting rooms are allowed to offer both indoor and outdoor service, with limitations. Please see further details below on which businesses are open.


Sonoma County has moved to the Orange Tier, which is less restrictive than the Red Tier. Please be advised that everyone is still expected to practice the following safety measures:

  • Masks are required in all public places (indoors and outdoors)
  • Physical distancing is required in public
  • Avoid large groups
  • Call in advance to confirm if a business is open, the operating hours, and any special requirements

    Many businesses are operating again, with modifications. See below for specific details.

    Sonoma County Wineries, Tasting Rooms

    Sonoma County wineries are open for both indoor and outdoor tastings. Indoor tastings are limited to 25% capacity or 100 people.

    Sonoma County Restaurants

    Sonoma restaurants are open for both indoor and outdoor dining, with 50% capacity indoors or 200 people.

    Sonoma County Hotels

    Sonoma County hotels are open for visitors. Masking and social distancing are required.

    Shopping Centers, Retail, Grocery

    Retail establishments and indoor malls are allowed to fully reopen with no capacity limits. Farmers’ markets have been permitted to open.

    Sonoma County Beaches, Parks, Attractions

    Outdoor recreational facilities are open, providing they allow for social distancing. Outdoor venues for sports and live performances can reopen, with capacity limited at 20%.

    Bars, Brewpubs, Breweries, and Pubs

    Bars and breweries are able to open for in-person consumption outdoors, as well as indoors if they serve food, with capacity limitations. Bars where no meal is provided are open for outdoor service only.

    Gyms and Fitness Centers, Hair Salons, Nail Salons

    Gyms and fitness centers are allowed to operate both indoors and outdoors, with 25% capacity allowed indoors. Salons, barber shops, and personal care services remain open indoors with limited capacity.

    Museums, Entertainment

    Museums and movie theaters are allowed to operate indoors and outdoors, with 25% capacity allowed indoors. Amusement parks can reopen with 25% or 500 people for outdoor attractions only. Family entertainment centers like bowling alleys can open indoors at 25% capacity.


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