It's a long crawl back to normal but the good news is that several indoor and outdoor activities are now set to reopen. We are still in a modified Phase One but some restrictions are being lifted as Tri-Cities continues to make progress against the COVID-19 outbreak.

It's been a long time coming but restrictions for Benton and Franklin Counties are being lifted according to the Secretary Of Health.

Here are the changes you can expect with the lifting of some restrictions that have been listed on the Benton-Franklin Health District webpage:

1. Wineries, breweries, distilleries, taverns, and restaurants can now follow Phase 2 guidance with the exception that indoor seating is still not allowed.

2. Staffed swimming pools can open for lap swimming and small group swimming lessons in accordance with modified Phase 1 guidance.

3. Indoor retail capacity is expanded from 15% to 25% of capacity.

4. Outdoor religious services are allowed with tents and/or canopies

There is a complete listing of the modified openings on the Health District website that you can look at and review. If you are a business, all the information you'll need is on the same website. You can get all the details here.

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