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What to know before you hit the road to neighboring states

Posted at 3:25 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 18:30:37-05

With Thanksgiving and other holidays approaching, many people are thinking about hitting the road for a quick vacation. Here is a simple guide to what some of the restrictions are in other states.


  • Governor is strongly encouraging residents to stay at home for 2 weeks (through Nov. 23).
  • Face coverings strongly encouraged in public and required inside most businesses.
  • Bars with and without food are allowed to be open at 50% capacity.
  • Indoor dining allowed limited capacity and social distancing.
  • Movie theaters are open with 50% capacity limit.
  • Casinos are open with social distancing requirements.
  • Churches and other large venues are allowed to be open with a limit of 250 or 50% capacity.
  • Gyms are open with limited capacity.
  • Nightclubs and day clubs are still closed.
  • Live sporting events may now have limited fans but must obtain approval for events.
  • Shows are slowly reopening. Limited capacity and social distancing requirements.
  • Recreational areas and city/county/state parks are open. Some areas may still be closed.
  • Barber shops, hair salons and nail salons are open with strict social distancing requirements.

CALIFORNIA (San Diego and Los Angeles Counties)

  • Nonessential businesses outdoor-only operations (restaurants, family entertainment centers, wineries, places of worship, movie theaters, museums, gyms, zoos, aquariums and cardamoms).
  • Small private gatherings allowed outdoors.
  • Amusement parks closed.
  • Concert venues closed.
  • No live sporting events with fans allowed.
  • Drive-in theaters open with modifications.
  • Family entertainment centers open outdoors with modifications (kart racing, mini-golf, batting cages).
  • Indoor playgrounds (bounce centers/ball pits/laser tag) are closed.
  • Bars/breweries/distilleries with food can remain open outside and food must be on same ticket as alcohol.
  • Bars/breweries/distilleries that do not serve food are closed.
  • Retail businesses and shopping centers limited to 25% capacity.
  • Churches/mosques must hold services outdoors.
  • No food courts allowed to be open.
  • Essential services, personal care services es, barbershops, hair salons, outdoor playgrounds and recreational facilities still open.


  • Masks are encouraged in public.
  • Maintain at least 6 feels in distance from others while in restaurants, attractions, retail establishments etc.
  • If driving through the state, many tribal nations have put travel restrictions and/or curfews in place for residents and visitors
  • Bars that do not serve food are closed but many of them offer to-go alcohol.
  • Bars and nightclubs with food allowed to operate at 50% capacity.
  • Games like darts and karaoke is now allowed at bars/nightclubs that are open but must follow certain rules. Dancing is prohibited.
  • Indoor dining allowed with social distancing and 50% capacity.
  • Movie theaters open at 50% capacity.
  • Traditional malls and outdoor malls are open with masks either required or recommended.
  • City aquatic centers and water parks are open with 50% capacity.
  • Indoor gyms and fitness centers are allowed to operate at 25% capacity.
  • City, state and national parks are open with some restrictions or certain areas closed.


  • Governor is strongly encouraging residents to stay at home for 2 weeks (through Nov. 23).
  • Casual social gatherings limited to household-only.
  • Mask mandate (must be worn in public and within 6 feet of someone you do not live with).
  • Places of worship exempt from mask mandate but encouraged to follow other safety protocols.
  • Indoor dining allowed with social distancing.
  • All bars and restaurants must stop serving alcohol by 10 p.m. but can remain open to serve food.
  • All youth and high school extracurricular activities, including athletic and intramural events, on hold for the duration of latest order.
  • Students enrolled at public and private colleges and universities, who either live on campus or attend at least one in-person class per week, must be tested for COVID-19 weekly.

Note: The restrictions above are subject to change. Please check with the individual states before traveling.