Information About COVID-19
Understanding the Reopening Roadmap
On May 23, 2020, Orange County entered Stage 2 of the State's reopening plan. This means people can leave their home for non-essential activities, such as retail shopping, dining and other activities at businesses that meet the State requirements for reopening. On June 12, 2020, the County of Orange is allowing additional businesses to open, including bars, gyms, entertainment centers and hotels. Click below for more details. Anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is displaying flu-like symptoms should stay home and avoid contact with others.
- Which businesses are allowed to operate?
The following businesses are allowed to re-open with adaptations and must follow state guidance:
- In-person dining at restaurants
- Shopping malls, shopping centers and swap meets
- In-store retail shopping with social distancing
- Manufacturing Offices (when telework is not possible)
- Outdoor museums
- Limited services
- Hair salons and barbers
- Places of worship
- Supply chains in manufacturing and logistics sectors also can reopen.
- Gas stations
- Grocery stores
- Farmers markets
- Food banks
- Convenience stores
- Take-out and delivery restaurants
- Laundromats/laundry services
- Daycare centers for workers in essential jobs
- Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation (including swimming pools)
- Cardrooms, satellite wagering facilities and racetracks
- Family entertainment centers (including bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, arcades and movie theaters)
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Hotels for tourism and travel
- Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums
- Restaurants, bars and wineries
Please go to the State's website https://covid19.ca.gov for full details and reopening guidance by industry.
- Which businesses are still closed?
The following sectors, businesses, establishments and activities are not permitted to operate in the State of California at this time:
- Live audience sports
- Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, body waxing
- Indoor playgrounds such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag
- Live theater
- Saunas and steam rooms
- Concert venues
- Theme parks
- Higher education
- When can I leave my home?
The Stage 2 reopening on May 23, 2020, expanded the businesses and services allowed to reopen, so the public can now leave home under most circumstances now. However, those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are displaying flu-like symptoms should stay home and avoid contact with others.
- Can I go outside?
- You can go outside for work, shopping, exercise and other activities, but should avoid groups and wear a face covering when around others.
- Using City of Santa Ana parks
- Most park amenities, including playgrounds, restrooms, parking lots, skate parks and sports fields and courts, are closed to the public.
- Tennis courts in City parks and golf courses are now open as of May 23.
- Outdoor, unenclosed areas of the park for general use remain open.
- Group activities, sports and gatherings are prohibited.
- When using the parks, the public is still required to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others.
- Which City Buildings and Services are Available?
- Santa Ana City Hall reopened to the public on June 1, 2020, in a limited capacity with additional safety measures and guidelines. Learn more here.
- Street sweeping tickets resumed June 1, 2020
The City began issuing street sweeping parking tickets again on June 1, 2020. To assist the public in following the stay-at-home order, street sweeping tickets were suspended form March 15 through May 31. All other parking and traffic citations, rules and fees still apply.
- Medical care
- Hospitals and urgent care centers are open.
- Routine, non-emergency or elective medical services should be canceled or rescheduled.
- If possible, health care visits should be done remotely.
- Are courthouses open?
- Orange County Superior Court closed to the public until May 22. It was scheduled to resume jury trials on May 26 and reopen to the public. Information at: www.occourts.org/
- When do I have to wear a face covering?
The California Department of Public Health on June 18 released updated guidance that requires everyone statewide to wear a face covering in most settings outside of the home.