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New Restrictions as Orange County Moves Back to Purple Tier

Date: November, 16 2020 Category: COVID-19, Notification

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Nov. 16 that most California counties, including Orange County, are immediately moving to the Purple Tier. This is the most restrictive level in the State’s effort to control the spread of COVID-19.

Businesses and residents must comply with the Purple Tier restrictions by Tuesday, Nov. 17.

To determine restrictions by industry, business and activity, visit:

Read the full news release here:

Watch the Governor’s press conference during which he made the announcement today here:

According to County of Orange officials, schools that have not already opened must continue with remote classes and cannot reopen in-person. Read the County’s release here:

The California Department of Public Health has also issued a travel advisory encouraging Californians to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. Read the full travel advisory here:

For more information about the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and what Californians can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit

The City of Santa Ana is offering pandemic assistance including free COVID-19 testing and a nurse help line for residents, rental assistance, business grants and more. Learn more about the Santa Ana CARES programs at