What's open in each phase?

This is a general summary of what's open in each phase of Safe Start. Visit the county status page to see which phase your county is in or information about modified phases. Report a Safe Start violation here.

No matter which phase your county is in, staying home is still safest. If you do go out, remember: stay six feet apart, wear a face covering, wash your hands and stay local!

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This information below reflects the newest Safe Start updates announced by the governor July 23, 2020.

Phase 1

  • Recreation: Hunting, fishing, golf, boating, hiking
  • Gatherings: Outdoor spiritual or religious services of up to 100 people (choirs not allowed).
    • Weddings and funerals ceremonies are permitted, but receptions are prohibited. Maximum occupancy for a wedding or funeral is limited to 20% capacity or up to 30 people, whichever is less, as long as six feet of physical distancing can be achieved between households. This applies to both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. (In effect 8/10/2020)
  • Details about what's allowed in counties that are in a modified Phase 1 can be found on the county status page. 
  • Travel: Essential travel and travel for Phase 1 activities. Travel to counties in other phases to participate in non-essential activities is not allowed. Examples include sports tournaments, large group events or dining.
  • 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, pet walkers
    • For modified Phase 1 counties: Restaurants, bars and taverns: Occupancy reduced to no more than 50% capacity. Table sizes no larger than five and indoor dining is limited to members of the same household only. No bar-area seating, karaoke or indoor entertainment. Bars are closed for indoor service. Alcohol service must end at 10 p.m.

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. Only 5 individuals (not including staff) are allowed at one time for any indoor fitness services including indoor pools, ice rinks, and gyms. Individuals can participate in group fitness classes or exercise on their own.
  • 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. Travel to counties in other phases to participate in non-essential activities is not allowed. Examples include sports tournaments, large group events or dining.
  • 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.)

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 25 percent capacity (gyms, public pools, etc.). Indoor group fitness classes and services limited to no more than 10 (not counting the instructor).
  • Gatherings: Allow gatherings with no more than 10 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, theaters at less than 50 percent capacity, customer-facing government services (telework remains strongly encouraged), libraries, museums and indoor movie theaters limited to 25% occupancy. All other business activities not yet listed except for nightclubs and events with greater than 10 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
  • Travel: Continue non-essential travel
  • Business: Indoor family entertainment and recreational centers (mini golf, bowling alleys, arcades, etc), indoor card rooms, nightclubs, concert venues, large sporting events, resume unrestricted staffing of worksites. Vending game areas (pool tables, video games, darts, etc) can reopen.