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May 26

COVID-19 Update

Posted on May 26, 2021 at 10:02 AM by Maggie Le


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On May 18, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that effective May 19, 2021, Orange County (OC) will move into the Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This means that most businesses in OC will be allowed to increase their operational capacity.

To view the status of a business or activity of interest under the Yellow Tier, please visit the State’s website at https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.

As an additional resource, residents and business owners may view the State’s Activity and Business Tiers website at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH Document Library/COVID-19/Dimmer-Framework-September_2020.pdf for a detailed chart of the activities and businesses that are permitted under each Tier.

Orange County COVID-19 Vaccine Sites On December 31, 2020, the County of Orange and Orange County Fire Services established an Incident Management Team to coordinate vaccine distribution.

The OC Health Care Agency (HCA), cities, businesses, nonprofits, community clinics, and numerous volunteers have collaborated to operate numerous HCA point-of-dispensing (POD) sites around Orange County, which has resulted in the administration of approximately 1,154,311 doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of May 17, 2021.

The County continues to encourage its residents and workers to get vaccinated to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe and healthy.

To find a HCA POD site to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, by appointment or on a walk-in basis, please call the OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000 or log in to the www.Othena.com website or app. Transportation to vaccine sites is also available and can also be requested through the Hotline. Some sites also offer extended hours.

The Fountain Valley Regional Hospital is providing COVID-19 vaccine and you can register online at www.myturn.ca.gov. Orange Coast Medical Center will also a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. To schedule an appointment, go to this link.

Additional information and resources: To receive no-cost COVID-19 testing in-person or at home:

www.ochealthinfo.com/COVIDTest

To view the latest COVID-19 case count information as reported to the HCA:

https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc

To view the “Vaccines Administered in OC” dashboard:

https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/vaccines-administered-oc

For the latest COVID-19 information:

www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus

• Follow the HCA on Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and Twitter (@ochealth)

The Orange County Health Officer provided an updated orders and recommendations on May 19, 2021. To view the latest OC Health Officer Order, click here. Below are some businesses approved operation in the yellow tier and face coverings guidance.

Amusement parks

Can open with modifications
– Max capacity 35%
– Indoor spaces max 25% capacity
– In-state visitors only

See guidance for Amusement parks and theme parks

Bars (where no meals provided)

Can open indoors with modifications
– Max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
– Capacity may increase to 37.5% if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Bowling alleys

Can open with modifications
– Max 50% capacity
– Max 75% capacity if all guests test negative or show proof of full vaccination
– Food/beverage service in designated areas only

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers and Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Breweries (where no meals provided)

Can open indoors and outdoors with modifications
– Max 50% capacity, or 200 people, whichever is fewer
– Capacity may increase to 75% if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Churches

Can open indoors with modifications
– Max 50% capacity
– Capacity limits on places of worship are not mandatory but are strongly recommended

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Concert venues

Can open with modifications
– In-state attendees only
– Advanced reservations only

Outdoors:
– Max capacity 67%, including suites
– Suite max capacity 25%
– Restricted concessions and dining

Indoors, all venues:
– No eating/drinking in seats, but in designated areas only
– Suites 25% capacity, max 3 households

Indoors, venues seating up to 1,500:
– Max 25% capacity or 300 people
– Max 50% capacity if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination

Indoors, venues seating 1,501 and above:
– Max 10% capacity or 2000 people, whichever is fewer, with no eating/drinking
– Max 50% capacity if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination

See guidance for Live events and performances

Conferences

Can open with modifications
– Tickets or guest list required
– Assigned seating
– No intermingling of multiple private events

Outdoor:
– Max capacity 200 people
– Max capacity 400 if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination

Indoor:
– Max capacity 200 if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination

See guidance for Private events

Dance studios

Can open indoors with modifications
– Saunas
– Spas
– Steam rooms
– Max 50% capacity

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Fairs

Can open with modifications
– Max capacity 35%
– In-state visitors only

See guidance for Amusement parks and theme parks

Family entertainment centers

Can open indoors or outdoors with modifications
– Max 50% capacity
– Max 75% capacity if all guests test negative or show proof of full vaccination
– Food/beverage service in designated areas only

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Gatherings

Are allowed with modifications

Outdoors:
– Max capacity 100 people

Indoors:
– Strongly discouraged
– Max 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer

See guidance for gatherings and holidays

Gyms and fitness centers

Can open indoors with modifications
– Saunas
– Spas
– Steam rooms
– Max 50% capacity
– Capacity may increase to 75% if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Hotels and lodging

Can open with modifications
– Fitness centers (50%)
– Spa facilities, etc.

See guidance for Hotels and lodging

Indoor playgrounds (bounce centers/ball pits/laser tag)

Can open with modifications
– Max 50% capacity
– Max 75% capacity if all guests test negative or show proof of full vaccination
– Food/beverage service in designated areas only

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Movie theaters

Can open indoors with modifications
– Max 50% capacity
– Capacity may increase to 75% if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Organized runs and walks

Can open outdoors with modifications

– Max capacity 500 participants per hour and 1,500 total participants
– Max 3,000 participants if all participants show proof of negative test or full vaccination

See guidance for Sports for youth, adult recreation, and community events

Places of worship

Can open indoors with modifications
– Max 50% capacity
– Capacity limits on places of worship are not mandatory but are strongly recommended

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Private events / meetings

Can open with modifications
– Tickets or guest list required
– Assigned seating
– No intermingling of multiple private events

Outdoor:
– Max capacity 200 people
– Max capacity 400 if all guests test negative or show proof of full vaccination

Indoor:
– Max capacity 200 if all guests test negative or show proof of full vaccination

See guidance for Private events

Restaurants (dine-in)

Can open indoors with modifications
– Max 50% capacity
– Capacity may increase to 75% if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Yoga studios

Can open indoors with modifications
– Saunas
– Spas
– Steam rooms
– Max 50% capacity

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Face Coverings Guidance

  1. For fully vaccinated persons, face coverings are not required outdoors except when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings.
  2. For unvaccinated persons, face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained, including when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings. 
  3. In indoor settings outside of one's home, including public transportation, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status, except as outlined below.
  4. As defined in the CDPH Fully Vaccinated Persons Guidance, fully vaccinated people can*:
  • Visit, without wearing masks or physical distancing, with other fully vaccinated people in indoor or outdoor settings; and
  • Visit, without wearing masks or physical distancing, with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease in indoor and outdoor settings
  1. Exemptions:
    • The following specific settings are exempt from face covering requirements:
      • Persons in a car alone or solely with members of their own household,
      • Persons who are working alone in a closed office or room,
      • Persons who are obtaining a medical or cosmetic service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service,
      • Workers who wear respiratory protection, or
      • Persons who are specifically exempted from wearing face coverings by other CDPH guidance.
    • The following individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings at all times:
      • Persons younger than two years old. Very young children must not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation.
      • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.*
      • Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
      • Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

*Note: Persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition who are employed in a job involving regular contact with others must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it.