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Updated: January 25, 2021Orange County Moves into Purple Tier: Effective immediately, California’s Regional Stay-at-Home Order has been lifted for all regions statewide. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) projections in the next four weeks exceed the required 15% threshold, allowing Southern California to exit the Order. The State’s press release regarding this announcement may be found here. The Limited Stay-at-Home Order, which limits non-essential activities between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., expires with the Regional Stay-at-Home Order ending. Because case rates remain high across most of California, the State's Hospital Surge Order remains in place to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.As a result, Orange County has moved back to the Purple Widespread Tier 1 of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. To learn how a sector is able to operate in the Purple Tier in Orange County, visit the State’s website. To view a list of how sectors may operate in all tiers, including the Purple Widespread Tier 1, visit the Blueprint for a Safer Economy matrix on the State’s website. Please note, business sectors must follow all industry guidance available here. The Orange County Health Care Agency has also updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Orange County's Health Officer’s Revised Orders and Strong Recommendations section of its website to reflect the new tier status.Residents are encouraged to continue to stay home as much as possible, wear a face covering when outside the home, and wash hands often.
Orange County, and the entire Southern California Region, will be under the State’s new Regional Stay-at-Home Order beginning Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 PM and lasting for a minimum of three weeks. This is due to the region’s ICU capacity dropping below 15%. Today’s regional ICU availability is 12.5%, down from 13.1% a day earlier.Here is a summary of restrictions:* No gatherings with those outside your household* Closure of bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries* Closure of nail, hair salons, barbers, other personal care services* Closure of playgrounds* Closure of indoor recreation facilities* Closure of museums, zoos, aquariums* Closure of family entertainment centers* Closure of limited services* Closure of theme parks* No nonessential travelAllowed to stay open:* Non-urgent healthcare, including dentists, optometrists* Schools already open* Childcare* Restaurants: takeout only, no more outdoor dining* Stores, shopping centers: 20% capacity with entry metering* Hotels and lodging: essential travel and lodging only* Offices: remote except for critical operations where remote is not possible* Churches, temples, mosques: outdoor only* Critical infrastructure and services (water, power, government)* Parks, trails, beaches, other outdoor recreationFor the full list of impacts, visit the State’s website, https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/.
Governor Announces Framework for a New Regional Stay Home Order: On December 3, Governor Newsom announced the framework for a Regional Stay Home Order that will go into effect within 48 hours in regions with less than 15% ICU availability. Orange County is in the Southern California region, which also includes Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. At this time, the Order is not in effect for Southern California. Although, the State predicts Southern California will be under the Order in "early December.” Once under the Order, it remains in effect for at least three weeks and, after that period, will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. From then on, a region’s status will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial three-week period.