The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that Orange County will move into the Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, effective tomorrow, March 31. This improvement comes after Orange County met the required Orange Tier COVID-19 case thresholds for two consecutive weeks.
As a result, many local businesses and activities in Yorba Linda and Orange County will either be able to expand indoor capacity or resume operations with modifications on March 31, including these highlights:
- All retail can open at full capacity;
- Places of worship can expand indoor capacity to 50%;
- Movie Theaters can expand indoor capacity to 50% (200 people max);
- Gyms can expand indoor capacity to 25% and open indoor pools;
- Restaurants can expand indoor capacity to 50% (200 people max);
- Wineries and breweries can now open indoors with a max 25% capacity (100 people max);
- Bars (where no meal is provided) can open outdoors with modifications;
- Family entertainment centers can open indoors at 25% max capacity;
- Outdoor live events with assigned seats, such as sports and live performances, can open with modifications at 20% capacity; and
- Amusement parks can reopen with modifications and capacity limits (effective April 1).
To learn more about what business sectors and activities are open in the Orange Tier, please visit the State’s website at covid19.ca.gov, enter "Orange" in the County field, the business or activity of interest in the Activity field, and click the "Get Latest Risk Levels" button to view that activity's status. As an additional resource, residents and business operators can visit the CDPH's Tier description (PDF), which breaks down the activities and capacities permitted under each Tier by the State.
For more information, please visit covid19.ca.gov.