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MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020

New State Reopening Guidelines Start Today

California has a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

According to the new updated State guidelines, all Orange County retail, shopping centers (at maximum 25% capacity), hair salons and barbershops may reopen indoor operations today.

However, movie theaters, restaurants, bowling alleys, convention centers and theme parks are not able to reopen indoor operations yet.

Some business closures from July remain, including the closure of bars and nightclubs.

New State Reopening Color Tier Guidelines Explained

Orange County has been assigned to the Widespread Purple Tier 1. Widespread Purple Tier 1 is the highest risk tier and includes counties with a case rate of 7 new cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of more than 8%.

The new color-coded State reopening guidelines lay out the measures that each county must meet, based on indicators that capture disease burden, testing, and health equity.

Orange County has been assigned to the Widespread Purple Tier 1.

The first opportunity for Orange County to move out of Purple Tier 1 is when the status is updated on September 8. Thereafter, a county has to remain in a Tier for a minimum three weeks (21 days) before being considered to move to the next Tier.

It is important that businesses, restaurants and the public pay attention to occupancy limits within each sector and corresponding color Tier below.

(Tier summaries provided by the Office of the Governor.)

Face coverings help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.

Visit the CDC's new website at the link below to learn how to select, wear, and clean your mask properly.

Since January, the Laguna Beach Police Department has issued 1,632 Loud Exhaust/Speeding Citations to drivers within the City.

The next regular meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council will be held on Tuesday, September 8.

Take the US Census before September 30 and be counted, Laguna Beach! Go to www.my2020census.gov to take the US Census online!

Take the Pledge Today to Make Laguna Beach the Nation's Most "Waterwise City!"

Your Pledge Could Help Laguna Beach Win the Title!

The 9th Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is taking place through today, August 31 - and the City of Laguna Beach is holding strong at #1 in our population category!

Today's standings show Laguna Beach is #1! Take the pledge today to keep us at the top!

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