Open Businesses and City Services

Orange County is in the Purple Tier

In response to improving coronavirus conditions, the State of California lifted Regional Stay-at-Home orders across the state.

Nearly all the counties exiting the Regional Stay at Home Order, including Orange County, are now in the Purple or widespread (most restrictive) tier.

Services and activities, such as outdoor dining and personal services, may resume immediately in Orange County with required modifications. Click HERE to see the county map to find the status of all activities open in each county.

Some business closures from July remain, including the closure of bars and nightclubs.

Open Local Businesses

The Blueprint for a Safer Economy and the California For All Website has detailed information, including and interactive link listing all business sectors and their current requirements. 


Summary of Purple Tier Business Permissions & Restrictions:
  • Gatherings: limited to three households, maximum

  • Hair Salons & Barbershops: Open indoors with modifications

  •  Retail: Open indoors with modifications and maximum 25% capacity

  •  Shopping Centers & Malls: Open indoors with modifications, maximum 25% capacity, closed common areas, and closed food courts

  •  Personal Care Services: Open indoors with modifications

  •  Museums, zoos, and aquariums: Outdoors only with modifications

  •  Places of Worship: Outdoor only with modifications

  •  Movie Theaters: Outdoor only with modifications

  •  Gyms & Fitness Centers: Outdoors only with modifications

  •  Restaurants: Outdoor only with modifications

  •  Bars & Nightclubs: Closed

  •  Family Entertainment Centers: Outdoors only with modifications

If you have questions about a business not on this list, consult the Blueprint For a Safer Economy page. It will allow you to search by specific industry in California.

Open City Functions and Facilities

Beaches — Open. Physical distancing required, face masks recommended.

City Council Meetings — Proceeding with the opportunity for the public to participate from homeClick here for instructions about using Zoom

City Hall — Open to the public.  All persons entering City Hall will receive a health screening upon entry and will wear a mask when meeting with another person. Although we are open for drop-in in-person consultations, we are trying to work via telephone and video meetings whenever possible. Physical distancing must be practiced whenever possible. This video will show you what to expect when you arrive at City Hall. For questions please call (949) 497-0311 during regular business hours.

Committee, Subcommittee, and Board Meetings — Planning Commission and Design Review Board meetings will be conducted in the manner of City Council meetings with the opportunity for the public to participate from home. The Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee and Parking, Transit, and Circulation Committees have resumed meeting via Zoom. All other committee meetings are canceled for the time being. 

Dog Parks — Open. Dog Parks close for wet and muddy conditions and close weekly for maintenance. The Dog Park in Laguna Canyon closes on Wednesdays and the Dog Play Area in Moulton Meadows Park closes on Thursdays.

Fire Road — Open for active recreation.

Parks and Playgrounds — All City parks are open, but playgrounds are closed. Please read the signs. Large gatherings are not permitted at City parks.

Pool — Open for lap swim only, one person per lane, by reservation only.

Recreation Classes – Limited in-person, outdoor recreation classes available.

Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement  In effect. 

Tennis and Pickleball Courts — Open for one-on-one play only. No spectators.

Trailheads — All trailheads are open.

Closed City Functions and Facilities

Animal Shelter — Closed to the public, except by appointment. Residents who need to visit the shelter to pick up a recovered pet, schedule the adoption of a pet, or to purchase a dog license, may do so by calling the Animal Shelter at (949) 497-3552 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. seven days a week. 

Basketball Courts— Closed.

Trolley Service — Suspended.

Volleyball Courts – Closed.