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Understanding the Reopening Roadmap

On May 23, 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. Anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is displaying flu-like symptoms should stay home and avoid contact with others.

Stage 2 Reopening: Which businesses are allowed to operate?

Gov. Gavin Newsom's Stage 2 reopening began Friday, May 8, 2020, and on May 23, 2020, Orange County was approved for the full Stage 2 reopening. The allowed businesses, guidelines and requirements apply to Santa Ana as well. In Stage 2, 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.

Essential businesses can continue to operate, including:

  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Grocery stores
  • Farmers markets
  • Food banks
  • Convenience stores
  • Take-out and delivery restaurants
  • Banks
  • Laundromats/laundry services
  • Daycare centers for workers in essential jobs

Please go to the State's website for full details on the Stage 2 reopening and guidance by industry.

Stage 2 Reopening: Which businesses are still closed?

The following sectors, businesses, establishments and activities are not permitted to operate in the State of California under Stage 2:

  • Personal services such as hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
  • Hospitality services, such as bars, wineries, tasting rooms and lounges
  • Entertainment venues, such as movie theaters, gaming, gambling, arcade venues, pro sports, indoor museums, gallery spaces, and zoos
  • Community centers, public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Live audience sports
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism
Stage 2 Reopening: 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 when traveling for work, shopping and all essential activities. You are allowed to walk, run, bike and exercise outside, 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.
  • However, 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?
  • Municipal buildings including City Hall, libraries, community centers, the WORK Center and Santa Ana Zoo are closed.
  • Essential city services are still being provided, including police and fire, road repairs, street sweeping, trash collection, graffiti removal and utility billing. More information at:
Street sweeping tickets resume June 1, 2020
  • The City will begin 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 will resume jury trials on May 26 as it begins reopening to the public. Information at:



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