Improved COVID-19 Metrics Prompt a More Open Economy
March 31, 2021

Effective today, Wednesday, March 31, Orange County (OC) is in the Orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy after having successfully achieved Orange tier metrics for two weeks.

Many local businesses and activities in OC may expand capacity or resume operations. Please visit the state’s website, at covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy, enter "Orange" in the County field, and business or activity of interest in the Activity field, and click the "Get Latest Risk Levels" button to view its status under the Orange tier.

As an additional resource, residents may visit cdph.ca.gov/COVID-19/DimmerFramework.pdf for the activities and businesses that are permitted under each tier by the state.

Continued adherence to non-medical public health mitigation measures, such as wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth, washing hands frequently with soap and water, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces, and practicing physical distancing from those outside your household will help limit the impact of variants circulating in Southern California, particularly as more indoor activities open and expand operations.

Residents who have not yet received a vaccination against COVID-19 are encouraged to register at Othena.com to be placed in the virtual waiting room and notified when it's their turn to schedule an appointment. For the latest eligibility guidelines, visit coronavirus.egovoc.com/covid19-vaccination-distribution. Those needing assistance with Othena may call the county's COVID-19 Hotline, seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at (714) 834-2000.

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