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What’s open, what’s closed? Our guide to life amid the pandemic

The bounties of our local agricultural producers at a Santa Cruz County farmers' market.
The bounties of our local agricultural producers at a Santa Cruz County farmers’ market.
(Kevin Painchaud)

Here’s our place to keep tabs on everything we know about what’s open and closed at the moment — before we blink again and it all changes. Want to be included in this guide? Read on.

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Purple never looked so good.

After more than a month, Santa Cruz County moved out of stay-at-home order territory on Jan. 25, and back to the purple tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Now, there’s a lot for us all to sort through — hopefully in a good, and safe, way.

We’re rebooting this “What’s open/closed” guide from the baseline it was at on Dec. 17, when the stay-home order kicked off. We can’t stress enough that this is a living, breathing guide to the ever-changing “open, closed, open in limited fashion” world we live in. We will update as quickly as possible when we hear of changes. Please send any updates you know of to news@lookoutlocal.com.

The guide is divided up by sector, with the first section laying out state guidelines.






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CALIFORNIA GUIDELINES

The following is what’s laid out by the state under the purple tier

  • Amusement parks: Closed
  • Auto dealerships: Can remain open with social distancing and mask requirements. Guidelines here
  • Auto repair shops: Can remain open with social distancing, masks and other standard recommendations. Guidelines here
  • Banks and credit unions: Can be open with sanitation and social-distancing rules in place.
  • Barbershops/hair salons: Can open indoors at reduced capacity. Guidelines here
  • Bars and breweries: Those that don’t serve food are closed. Bars and breweries can be open outdoors if they serve food, which must be purchased with alcohol. Guidelines here
  • Car washes: Classified by the state as a “limited services” business, one that doesn’t require significant close contact. These businesses can reopen with modifications and basic guidelines like social distancing protocols and masks. Guidelines here
  • Concert/music venues: Closed
  • Dance and yoga studios: Outdoor classes only Guidelines here
  • Doctors and dentists: Can open indoors at limited capacity.
  • Dry cleaners: A “limited services” business, like car washes, above. Guidelines here
  • Gas stations: Can be open with sanitation and social-distancing rules in place.
  • Golf courses: Golf courses were allowed to reopen in the county in late April.
  • Grocery stores: Can open with sanitation and social-distancing rules in place at 50% capacity. Guidelines here
  • Gyms and fitness centers: Can open outdoors only. Guidelines here
  • Laundromats: Another “limited services” business, one that can reopen with modifications and basic guidelines like social distancing protocols and masks. Guidelines here
  • Live theater: Closed
  • Massage studios: Can open indoors with modifications. Guidelines here
  • Movie theaters: Closed except outdoor showings. Guidelines here
  • Museums and aquariums: Can open outdoors only. Guidelines here
  • Music venues/concerts: Closed
  • Nail salons: Can open at reduced capacity indoors. Guidelines here
  • Personal care (waxing/estheticians): Can open at reduced capacity indoors. Guidelines here
  • Pet grooming/dog walking: Another “limited services” business. Guidelines here
  • Restaurants: Closed for indoor dining. Outdoor permitted. Guidelines here
  • Retail: Stores can be open with capacity capped at 25% Guidelines here
  • Places of Worship: Churches, mosques and synagogues can only open outdoors with social distancing practices. Guidelines here
  • Skate parks and playgrounds: Can remain open. Guidelines here
  • Tattoo parlors: Can open at reduced indoor capacity. Guidelines here
  • Veterinarians: Can open with modifications; state guidelines recommend having patrons stay outside while animals are being treated. Guidelines here
  • Wineries: Can open outdoors only. Guidelines here
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LOCAL GUIDELINES

While the state puts out recommendations for each sector, interpretation on how they apply can vary. And some businesses don’t necessarily fit into any of the state’s delineated sectors, leaving it mostly up to individual owners to work with county officials on how to safely reopen.

All businesses and entities must follow basic rules, including requiring masks and denoting social distancing protocols, training employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, and increased disinfecting and cleaning processes. Here’s a categorized look at what we know from around the county based on when we were last in the purple tier in December.







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Government & Transportation

Capitola city offices
Status: Most departments closed to public but full services available. City council meetings held via Zoom.
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Santa Cruz city offices
Status: Most departments closed to public but full services available. City council meetings held via Zoom.
Website | Facebook

Santa Cruz County Libraries
Status: “Grab and go services” were being offered as of Nov. 16. Reserve books and other library materials online, and you will receive notification when they’re ready for pickup at your chosen branch. Bring your library card number and PIN/password, grab your items from the library and then check them out using one of the self-checkout machines.
Events: A full slate of virtual events are scheduled. See them here.
Need to know: The Aptos, Downtown, Felton and Scotts Valley branches will offer computer access starting Nov. 14 with a limited number of computers available for 50-minute sessions on a first-come, first serve basis. Masks required.
Website | Instagram

Santa Cruz County Superior Court
Status: Jury trials resuming with social distancing. Payments can be made online, by phone or using the drop box outside the county courthouse.
Need to know: Courtroom occupancy is being limited. Calendar start times are being staggered.
Full guidelines | Website

Santa Cruz Metro
Status: Capacity is restricted to 10-15 passengers per size of bus. Highway 17 bus capacity is limited to eight passengers plus two ADA seats. Service to UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College remains suspended.
Need to know: “Mandatory Face Covering: No Mask, No Ride”
Full guidelines | Schedule | Website

Watsonville City
Status: Most departments closed to public but full services available. City council meetings held via Zoom.
Website | Facebook

Watsonville Library
Status: Open for limited in-person services. Books also can be ordered online and then picked up via curbside service. Holds also can be placed by phone for pickup.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m.
Events: Virtual programs are being held. Full list here
Need to know: The library will contact you when your hold items are ready for pickup during library open hours.
Website

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Education

K-12
Public schools
Status: Schools may not reopen fully for in-person instruction. Discussion happening about potential hybrid learning scenarios.
County Office of Education Updates

Private schools
Status: Private and parochial schools are working with county health officials to ensure student safety. Some have returned to in-person instruction in some capacity, in line with the state’s recommended guidelines. Schools that already re-opened when the county was in a less restrictive tier do not have to close; those that hadn’t, cannot open while the state is in the purple.
Guidelines

Colleges and universities
Cabrillo College
Status: Most classes being held virtually. Campus closed to public.
Need to know: Officials’ timeline for returning to in-person courses is spring semester 2022.
Website

UC Santa Cruz
Status: Most classes being held virtually; six in-person courses being held during fall semester at the main campus.
Need to know: University officials have said students should anticipate majority remote classes until fall 2021.
Events: No in-person events are being held. Virtual events here.
Website | COVID-19 updates

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    Outdoors

    Beaches
    All state and local beaches remain open

    Parks and trails
    Boulder Creek Rec and Park District
    Status: Parks open; playground at Garrahan Park closed.
    Website

    Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
    Status: Closed; no public access, restrooms closed. Museum closed.
    Website | Facebook

    Santa Cruz Wharf
    Status: Open but with restrictions, including no picnics in open spaces and social distancing must be maintained.
    Need to know: All restrooms open. Masks must be worn in stores and restaurants, except when seated at table. Restaurants only open for outdoor dining and takeout. Eleven handwashing stations available on the wharf.
    Website | Facebook

    Ken Wormhoudt Skate Park
    Status: Open
    Need to know: Limited to 15 people maximum.
    Hours: 9 a.m. to sunset
    Website

    Santa Cruz City Parks
    Status: Laurel Park, San Lorenzo Park Benchlands, Lower DeLaveaga Park and George Washington Grove are closed. Trails at DeLaveaga remain open. All other city parks and playgrounds are open.
    Need to know: Portable restrooms and handwashing stations have been installed.
    Website | Playground Guidelines

    Santa Cruz County Parks
    Status: All beaches, parks, playgrounds and trails are open.
    Need to know: Restrooms at parks are open.
    Website | Playground guidance

    Watsonville City Parks and Beaches
    Status: Open
    Need to know: Tennis must be played singles only; no team/group play unless with members of the same household.
    Website

    Pools
    Simpkins Family Swim Center
    Status: Open by reservation only.
    Reservations

    Golf courses
    DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course
    Status: Disc golf is open but restricted to groups of no more than four people.
    Need to know: Players urged not to share equipment. Social distancing of at least six feet must be followed. All seating on the course has been removed or blocked off.
    Website | Facebook

    DeLaveaga Golf Course
    (As of Nov. 16)
    Status: Course and practice range are open. Foursomes permitted with single rider golf carts. Social distancing must be practiced.
    Need to know: Online tee times must be reserved.
    Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Pasatiempo Golf Course
    Status: Open for golfing. Reservations recommended.
    Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Seascape Golf Course
    Status: Open for golfing, but clubhouse is closed. Groups of four people are the maximum allowed. Snack bar open for to-go purchases.
    Guidelines here | Website



    Pacific Edge Climbing Gym:
    Status: Open to members and their guests, monthly pass holders and those with punch cards.
    Need to know: Select early morning sessions are reserved for those 65 years old and up and those who are immunocompromised. Some equipment being moved outside and masks will need to be work while working out. Reservations recommended.
    Guidelines here | Website | Facebook

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      Food & Drink

      Restaurants/cafes
      Bad Animal
      What you need to know:Bistro/bookshop open for shopping at reduced capacity. No indoor dining allowed.
      Need to know:Books also can be purchased online, or you can make an appointment to shop at the store on weekdays.
      Hours:Fridays and Saturdays, 4 -8 p.m.; Sundays 2-6 p.m.
      Website | Instagram

      Felton Music Hall
      Status: Open for to-go and limited outdoor dining.
      Hours: Thursday-Sunday, from 4-8 p.m.
      Events: Live shows postponed until further notice.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      The Food Lounge
      Status: Food available to go from Full Steam Dumpling on select days. Closed for dining in and events. Kickin Chicken also offering to-go and delivery.
      Need to know: To go orders should be picked up at the back door, 766 Chestnut St.
      Hours: Full Steam Dumpling open for pickup/takeout on Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m. Kickin Chicken open Wednesday - Sunday from 6-10 p.m. for delivery or pickup.
      Website | Facebook

      Lupulo Craft Beer House
      Status: Open for to-go Spanish food and beer orders or drinks/dining in the expanded outdoor area.
      Hours: Daily, 12-8 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Venus Spirits
      Status: Tasting room open; outdoor dining at restaurant open
      Hours: Restaurant open Wednesday-Thursday, 3-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 3-9 p.m. and Sundays, 1-6 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Breweries and taprooms
      Beer Mule
      Status: Restaurant and beer garden open; gaming area is closed.
      Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. -10 p.m.
      Need to know: Food must be purchased to consume alcohol on-premises.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Beer Thirty Bottle Shop and Pour House
      Status: Beer garden open for dining-in; cans and bottles available for purchase to go.
      Need to know: You must purchase food from Carpo’s to buy alcohol for consumption on premises. Seating is outdoors only and servers will be seating patrons to ensure social distancing.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Corralitos Brewery
      Status: Outdoor patio and dining provided by rotating food trucks/popups.
      Need to know: Food must be purchased to drink onsite.
      Hours: Thursday and Friday, 5-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2-7 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Discretion Brewery
      Status: Beer available for purchase to go or for consumption in outdoor beer garden.
      Need to know: Food must be purchased if you want to drink onsite.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Fruition Brewery
      Status: Patio open for onsite consumption and dining on Saturdays. Beer available for pickup and delivery
      Need to know: Food must be purchased; rotating food trucks will be onsite.
      Hours: Patio open Saturdays, 12-6 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Greater Purpose Brewing
      Status: Beer available for to-go purchase; outdoor patio open.
      Facebook | Instagram

      Humble Sea
      Status: Beer available for purchase to go or for consumption in the outdoor beer garden.
      Need to know: Food must be purchased if staying on site; empanadas from Colectivo Felix being offered during the day, pizzas in the evening.
      Hours: Beer garden hours are daily 12-7 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Pour Taproom
      Status: Closed until further notice
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Santa Cruz Cider Company
      Status: Cider available to go or for consumption on-premises on outdoor patio. Masks must be worn unless seated at table. Rotating popups will be providing food.
      Need to know: Food must be purchased to drink onsite.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery
      Status: Expanded beer garden open; food must be purchased. Curbside pickup is also available.
      Hours: 12-8 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; 2-7 on Tuesdays; 12-5 Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
      Website | Instagram | Facebook

      Sante Adairius Rustic Ales/The Portal
      Status: Beers available at the Portal for to-go purchase only, as are their loaves of fresh bread and pretzels. Restaurant closed but occasional pop-ups held. Capitola tasting room is closed.
      Website | Instagram

      Seabright Social
      Status: Dining outside on patio. Open daily.
      Need to know: Reservations recommended.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Shanty Shack Brewing
      Status: Patio open for onsite consumption. Beer available for purchase to go via drive-through setup.
      Need to know: Food must be purchased in order to consume drinks on site. Rotating food vendors will be available.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      The Slough Collective Brewery
      Status: Beer available for purchase to go only.
      Hours: Thursday and Friday, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, 12-8 p.m., Sunday, 12 -7 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
      Status: Outdoor beer garden open and beer available for purchase to go.
      Need to know: Food must be purchased in order to consume drinks on site.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Wineries
      Alfaro Winery
      Status: Open for tasting on the outdoor patio.
      Hours: Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.
      Need to know: Tastings held on outdoor patio for parties of up to six people. Tastings will be held while seated with a time allotment of 1 hour and 15 minutes. Masks must be worn unless seated at table.
      Website | Facebook

      Bargetto
      Status: Wine tasting is available by reservation in the courtyard.
      Hours: Daily 12-5 p.m.
      Need to know: To make a reservation, call 831-475-2258 x14.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Beauregard Vineyards
      Status: Open for wine tastings outside.
      Hours: Open daily at main winery.
      Need to know: Tasting appointments must be made; they are for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Birichino
      Status: Open for tastings on the outdoor patio
      Hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-6 p.m. for tastings; Thursdays, 1-6 p.m. for pickup only.
      Need to know: Make a reservation here.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Bottle Jack Winery
      Status: Tastings held outdoors at both the tasting room and the winery.
      Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. at the tasting room. Appointments only at the winery.
      Need to know: Reservations suggested.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      El Vaquero Winery
      Status: Outdoor tasting offered on weekends
      Need to know: Reservations recommended
      Hours: Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 2- 8 p.m., and Sunday 2- 7 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Equinox Sparkling Wines and Bartolo Winery
      Status: Open for outdoor tasting.
      Hours: Thursday-Monday, 12-6 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Hallcrest Vineyard/Santa Cruz Scrumpy
      Status: Open for outdoor wine tasting
      Hours: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      MJA Vineyards
      Status: Open for outdoor wine tasting onsite or to-go tastings.
      Hours: Tasting room hours Sunday-Thursday, 12-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 12-7 p.m.; Summit winery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Nicholson Vineyards
      What’s open: Outdoor tastings on Saturdays.
      Need to know: Reservations recommended.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Pelican Ranch Winery
      Status: Open for outdoor wine tasting
      Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4 p.m.
      Need to know: Reservations recommended.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Rexford Winery
      Status: Tasting room closed; wine available for pickup on select days.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
      Status: Open for outdoor wine tasting
      Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5:30 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.
      Need to know: Reservations must be made for one hour slots.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Silver Mountain Vineyards
      Status: Limited tastings available outdoors on weekends at the Santa Cruz Tasting Room and Summit winery.
      Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
      Need to know: Reservations recommended.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Sones Cellars
      Status: Open for outdoor wine tasting by appointment on weekends.
      Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
      Need to know: Curbside pickup also offered.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Stockwell Cellars
      Status: Tastings held outdoors
      Hours: Thursdays, 2-8 p.m., Fridays, 2-9 p.m., Saturdays 12-8 p.m., Sundays, 12-7 p.m.
      Need to know: Reservations recommended. Group size limited to six.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Storrs Winery
      Status: Santa Cruz tasting room open for pickup only. Outdoor tasting offered at Corralitos location.
      Need to know: Reservations can be made for 1-hour slots. Group size limited to six people. Full guidelines here.
      Hours: Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Sante Arcangeli Family Wines
      Status: Open for outdoor wine tasting in Aptos Village
      Hours: Fridays, 2-6 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 p.m.
      Need to know: Snack plates from Mentone next door can be ordered for your visit 24 hours in advance.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Ser Winery
      Status: Open for tasting outdoors and indoors.
      Need to know: Reservations recommended.
      Hours: Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., Fridays, 3-8 pm., Saturdays 1-8 p.m. and Sundays, 1-6 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Soquel Vineyards
      Status: Outdoor tasting on weekends only.
      Need to know: Reservations preferred.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Wargin Wines
      Status: Curbside service available for wine tasting Wednesdays - Saturdays at Soquel tasting room, Saturdays only at Watsonville location.
      Need to know: Reservations suggested.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Grocery stores
      Aptos Natural Foods
      Status: Open with reduced capacity
      Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Food Bin and Herb Room
      Status: Open with reduced capacity
      Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
      Need to know: Curbside pickup available
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      New Leaf Community Markets
      Status: All stores open with reduced capacity
      Need to know: Clean reusable bags can be brought in but customers must bag their own groceries. Hot bar and bulk/self-serve section currently closed.
      Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily is reserved for seniors and others at risk.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Shoppers Corner
      Status: Open with reduced capacity
      Need to know: No reusable bags allowed in store
      Hours: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for general public. Seniors and those at high risk can shop between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. daily.
      Website | Facebook

      Staff of Life
      Status: Open at reduced capacity.
      Need to know: Self-serve bulk department currently not in use; employees can help customers with these items. Hot bar closed. Reusable containers cannot be brought in for refills. Delivery available.
      Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. Senior shopping hours held 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday - Friday.
      Website | Facebook

      Wild Roots
      Status: Boulder Creek and Felton stores open with limited capacity.
      Need to know: Items from the bulk herb section can be pre-ordered and picked up at the store.
      Hours: Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Farmers markets
      Santa Cruz County Farmers Markets
      Status: Open for shopping but no seating or tables available.
      Need to know: Senior-only shopping hours held 30 minutes prior to market start.
      Hours: Downtown market on Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.; Westside and Scotts Valley markets on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Live Oak market on Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      Website | Facebook

      Aptos Farmers’ Market at Cabrillo
      Status: Open with modifications including masks and social distancing.
      Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon
      Need to know: Prepared food must be taken to go.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Watsonville Farmers Market
      Status: Open with modifications.
      Hours: Fridays, 2-7 p.m.
      Facebook

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      Entertainment

      Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
      Status: Food booths, shopping and public areas remain open daily. Rides closed as of Nov. 11.
      Hours:Vary
      Need to know: COVID-19 guidance here
      Website

      Boardwalk Bowl and Coasters Grill
      Status: Coasters open for outdoor dining; bowling closed as of Nov. 13.
      Website | Facebook

      Giggles and Wiggles
      (As of Nov. 16)
      Status: The indoor playground is closed until further notice
      Website | Facebook

      The Mystery Spot
      Status: Tours being offered at a maximum of 14 people in one group.
      Hours: Open daily
      Need to know: Handwashing stations available, social distancing of six feet apart practiced in all areas where possible.
      Website | Facebook

      Neptune’s Kingdom Miniature Golf and Arcade
      Status: Closed as of Nov. 11.
      Website

      Roaring Camp Railroad
      Status: Redwood Forest and Beach trains both operating.
      Need to know: Park capacity limited. Reservations required. Trains will board and unload in different zones to ensure social distancing. Masks must be worn in park and on trains. Guests must complete short COVID-19 questionnaire.
      Events: Drive-in movies are being held on weekends in November.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Santa Cruz Roller Palladium
      Status: Closed until further notice.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Sports
      Santa Cruz Warriors:
      Status: The NBA has announced plans for a modified G League 2021 season in Orlando.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Museums, galleries and aquariums:
      Bigfoot Discovery Museum
      Status: Closed until further notice.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Capitola Museum
      Status: Closed
      Website

      Lille Aeske
      Status: Last outdoor event of the season held on Nov. 15; virtual events will be held from here on out.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Monterey Bay Sanctuary Exploration Center
      Status: Remains closed as of Nov. 10; no announced plans on reopening.
      Website

      San Lorenzo Valley Museum
      Status: The Faye G. Belardi Memorial Galley is open for visiting the current WaterWays exhibition on Fridays, 4-7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. The gallery and office in Boulder Creek is closed.
      Website | Facebook

      Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and Abbott Square
      Status: Outdoor exhibits and Abbott Square are open; additional events being held virtually. All indoor exhibits and facilities remain closed as of Nov. 11. Reopening planned for 2021.
      Hours: Abbott Square closed Mondays, except for Cat & Cloud Coffee. Tuesday- Sundays open.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
      Status: Closed.
      Instagram: instagram.com/santacruzsurfingmuseum
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/santacruzsurfingmuseum/
      Address: 701 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz.

      Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
      Status: Indoor exhibits remain closed.
      Events: A full slate of virtual events are scheduled. Seethem here.
      Need to know: Members can reserve 30-minute in-person appointments for the gift shop between Nov. 30 - Dec. 11.
      Website /Facebook /Instagram

      Seymour Marine Discovery Center at UCSC
      Status: Closed until further notice.
      Events: Virtual events and classes being held.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Music venues
      Blue Lagoon
      Status: Closed
      Website | Facebook

      Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz
      Status: Closed until further notice.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      The Rio Theater, Santa Cruz
      Status: Closed for in-person shows.
      Events: Holding “virtual movie screenings”
      Website | Facebook

      Kuumbwa Jazz
      Status: Closed for in-person shows.
      Events: Virtual events being held.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz
      Status: Closed
      Website | Facebook

      Jewel Theater Company
      Status: Remains closed for in-person theater.
      Events: Holding streaming theater series.
      Website | Facebook

      West Performing Arts
      Status: Theater is closed for live performances.
      Events: Online classes being held.
      Website

      Movie theaters
      Cinelux Capitola
      Status: Closed
      Website | Facebook

      Cinelux Scotts Valley
      Status: Closed
      Website | Facebook

      Green Valley Cinema
      Status: Closed
      Website

      Nickelodeon and Del Mar Theaters
      Status: Closed
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Regal 9
      Status: Closed
      Website

      Retail and Services
      Marijuana dispensaries: Allowed to remain open with limited capacity.

      Bookshop Santa Cruz
      Status: In-person shopping (at reduced capacity and with masks) and curbside pickup available. Author events currently being held virtually.
      Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Capitola Mall
      Status: Stores open with reduced capacity.
      Need to know: Sanitizer stations available throughout the center. Public areas/food court closed.
      Website

      Glow Candle Lounge
      Status: Santa Cruz location permanently closed.
      Website

      Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge
      Status: Studio is open Thursday through Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Masks must be worn inside. They’re also offering pottery kits to go.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

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      Health & self-care / Fitness

      Gyms and fitness centers
      Toadal Fitness
      Status: Outdoor and virtual classes being offered at some locations.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Yoga and dance studios:
      International Academy of Dance
      Status: In-person classes closed. Virtual classes being held.
      Need to know: Pre-registration required
      Website

      Motion Pacific
      Status: Virtual and outdoor classes held. Class sizes will be limited to 10 students.
      Website | Facebook

      Palomar Ballroom
      Status: Virtual and limited outdoor classes available at both locations.
      Website | Facebook | Instagram

      Yoga Center Santa Cruz
      (as of Nov. 12)
      Status: Classes being held virtually only.
      Website

      Minorsan Self-Defense & Fitness
      (as of Nov. 12)
      Status: All classes being held virtually.
      Website | Facebook

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      Limited Services

      • Auto dealerships: Can remain open with social distancing and mask requirements. Guidelines here
      • Auto repair shops: Can remain open with social distancing, masks and other standard recommendations. Guidelines here
      • Car washes: Car washes are classified by the state as “limited services” businesses, ones that don’t require significant close contact. These businesses can reopen with modifications and basic guidelines like social distancing protocols and masks. Guidelines here
      • Dry cleaners: Classified by the state as a “limited services” businesses, ones that doesn’t require significant close contact. These businesses can reopen with modifications and basic guidelines like limited capacity, social distancing protocols and masks. Guidelines here
      • Electricians/plumbers/contractors: Can operate with modifications. Guidelines here
      • Laundromats: Laundromats can reopen with modifications and basic guidelines like social distancing protocols and masks. Guidelines here
      • Places of Worship: Under state’s purple tier restrictions, churches, mosques and synagogues can only open outdoors with social distancing practices. Full guidelines here