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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020

Orange County Moves Back to Most Restrictive Tier Effective Immediately

The State of California and the County of Orange is continuing to see an increase in the number of lab-confirmed COVID-19, aligning with national trends. The rate of growth in confirmed COVID-19 cases requires a swift public health response and action from all Californians to slow the spread of the virus. As a result, Orange County will move back into the state’s most restrictive Purple Tier effective immediately.

Impacted industries and activities in Orange County will have 24 hours in which to comply with this action and make necessary modifications.

Under the new Purple Tier restrictions, restaurant dining is allowed outdoors only.

Effective Tuesday, November 17 in Orange County:

Outdoor dining at restaurants is still permitted. Outdoor canopies may only have one side closed from top-to-bottom and the other three sides open at least half-way with a canopy on top.

Understand and Comply With the State’s Guidelines for Widespread Purple Tier 1

Please reference the sectors on the chart below, or you can search for a business or activity type on the State's website by Clicking HERE and typing in “Orange” in the County field, entering the business or activity type, and clicking, “GET LATEST STATUS.”

If you would like get tested for COVID-19, FREE testing is available. Click HERE for all Orange County COVID-19 Testing Resources.

Use of Face Coverings Helps Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

There is increasing scientific evidence demonstrating that use of face masks or cloth face coverings by the public during this COVID-19 pandemic helps reduce disease transmission.

Their primary role is to reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes, including someone who has COVID-19 but feels well, as well as reduce exposure for the wearer.

Cloth face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing, washing hands, and staying home when ill or under quarantine, but they are additive when combined with these primary interventions.

Weather permitting, the City of Laguna Beach Mask Advisors will be back out again next weekend handing out free face coverings to those who need them.

California Travel Advisory Urges 14-Day Quarantine After Any Out-of-State Travel

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the country, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued travel advisories urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus.

The travel advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, and asks people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country.

In addition to urging individuals arriving from other states or countries to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival, the states’ travel advisories recommend individuals stay local and limit their interactions to their immediate household.

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