If Orange County maintains its lower coronavirus case and test rate metrics, it could enter the orange tier, or tier three, as soon as next week, bringing with it additional business openings and fewer restrictions.

Orange County’s case rate dropped from 4 cases per 100,000 residents to 3.5 cases per 100,000 residents this week, meeting the orange, or tier 3, case rate requirements of 1 to 3.9.


Businesses currently closed but able to reopen indoors in the orange, or moderate, tier, include bars and wineries where no meals are provided, and bowling alleys, while most businesses will be able to increase their indoor capacity.

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Large theme parks in the state, like Disneyland, can also reopen at 25% capacity, as opposed to 15% capacity in the red tier.


Businesses that must remain closed in the orange tier include clubs, live theaters, festivals, concert venues and conventions.


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