Orange County will lift the stay-at-home order and revert back to the color-coded tier system following the state’s move to end the regional lockdown.
Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the stay-at-home order for all regions Monday following improving ICU capacity forecasts and declining case rates.
Counties are now expected to revert back to the tier system first implemented in August, with a majority of the state, including Orange County, in the most restrictive purple tier.
In the purple tier, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, churches, museums and other businesses must shut down indoor operations; retail stores, indoor malls and libraries must limit capacity at 25%; grocery stores can open at 50% capacity.
Restaurants will be able to reopen for outdoor dining, and hair salons will be able to open indoors on a limited basis.
Orange County has had 1,542 average daily coronavirus cases reported in the past week, which marks a 43% drop from the week prior when 2,707 cases were reported each day on average.
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