Open Businesses and City Services

Orange County is in the Orange Tier as of March 31

The California Department of Health announced that Orange County is in the Orange Tier of the State's new reopening guidelines as of March 31. As a result, many local businesses and activities in OC will either be allowed to expand capacity or resume operations. Please visit the State’s website for complete information about the business or activity you are interested in.


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. 


What can now be open?

  • Indoor dining: open at 50% capacity
  • Movie theaters: open at 25% capacity
  • Museums: open indoors at 50% capacity
  • Gyms, yoga studios: open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Stores: Can open with modifications
  • Malls: Can open 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


 Basketball Courts— Open.

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

City Council Meetings — Proceeding in a hybrid fashion with the opportunity for the public to participate from home or to comment in person using specific guidelines presented on each published agenda. Click 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.   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 including playgrounds. Please read the signs.

Pool — Open by reservation only.

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

Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement  In effect. 

Tennis and Pickleball Courts — Open. 

Trailheads — All trailheads are open.

Volleyball Courts – 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.  

Trolley Service — Suspended.