California Governor Gavin Newsom has approved Orange County’s request to reopen businesses. This is part of the second phase of the plan to ease restrictions.
In stage 2 Orange County will be allowed to have the following businesses reopen with adaptations:
- In-person dining reservations
- Retail shopping with social distancing and curbside pickup
- Offices (when telework not possible)
- Outdoor Museums
- Limited Services
“The County of Orange has met the State’s latest metrics to remove its restrictions on the re-opening of more businesses,” said OC Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Second District. “Orange County issued guidelines for businesses to operate three weeks ago. With this attestation, it is our goal to ensure all Orange County businesses have the confidence to open as safely and as soon as possible without concerns about the state order.”
A new order has been issued along with additional recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. People are also being asked to wear face coverings while in public.