Phase Transitions

Jefferson County--Update on In-store Retail & Restaurant Sit-Down Service (updated 5/28/2020)

Jefferson County in Phase 2 of "Safe Start" Reopening Plan (updated 5/23/2020)


Phase 1*

  • Recreation: Hunting, Fishing, Golf, Boating, Hiking   
  • Gatherings: Outdoor spiritual or religious services of up to 100 people (choirs not allowed)     
    • For modified Phase 1 counties: Indoor spiritual or religious services up to 25% of capacity or 200 individuals (whichever is less). Choirs not allowed.
  • Travel: Essential travel and travel for Phase 1 activities
  • Businesses: Essential businesses, existing construction that meets agreed upon criteria, landscaping, auto/RV/boat/ORV sales, retail (curb-side pick-up orders only), car washes, petwalkers

Phase 2*

All activities in previous phases are allowed in addition to the following:

  • Recreation: Outdoor recreation involving five or fewer people outside your household, camping, beaches, some sporting activities
  • Gatherings: Gather with no more than five people outside your household per week.     
    • Indoor spiritual or religious services: up to 25% of capacity or 200 individuals (whichever is less). Choirs not allowed. In-home faith-based services or counseling with up to five people.
  • Travel: Essential travel and travel for activities allowed under Phase 1 and Phase 2
  • Businesses: Manufacturing, construction, real estate, photography, pet grooming, in-home/domestic services (nannies, housecleaning, etc.), retail (in-store purchases allowed with restrictions), professional services/office-based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged), personal services (hair and nail salons/barbers, tattoo, etc.)     
    • Restaurants/taverns: less than 50 percent capacity, table size no larger than five (no bar-area seating)

Phase 3*

All activities in previous phases are allowed in addition to the following:

  • Recreation: Outdoor group recreational sports activities (50 or fewer people), recreational facilities at less than 50 percent capacity (gyms, public pools, etc.)
  • Gatherings: Allow gatherings with no more than 50 people.     
    • Spiritual or religious services: Indoor capacity of 50% or 400 people (whichever is less). Choirs not allowed. Health requirements for social distancing and facial coverings will remain the same as the guidance for previous phases.
  • Travel: Resume non-essential travel
  • Business: Restaurants/taverns at less that 75 percent capacity, table size no larger than 10, bar areas in restaurants/taverns at less than 25 percent capacity, theaters at less than 50 percent capacity, customer-facing government services (telework remains strongly encouraged), libraries, museums, all other business activities not yet listed except for nightclubs and events with greater than 50 people

Phase 4*

All activities in previous phases are allowed in addition to the following:

  • Recreation: Resume all recreational activity
  • Gatherings: Allow gatherings with greater than 50 people
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  • Travel: Continue non-essential travel
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  • Business: Nightclubs, concert venues, large sporting events, resume unrestricted staffing of worksites


* the secretary of health may approve only partial reopening of activities in some counties.