Here are the tiers and the criteria for each:
Purple, Tier 1 (Orange County)
For counties with widespread cases and test results coming back at a positivity rate of 8 percent or higher and with seven or more new daily cases per 100,000 residents.
Red, Tier 2
For counties with substantial cases and a positivity rate of 5 percent to 8 percent and four to seven new daily cases per 100,000.
Orange, Tier 3
For counties with moderate cases and a positivity rate of 2 percent to 4.9 percent and growth in new daily cases of 1 to 3.9 per 100,000.
Yellow, Tier 4
For counties with minimal cases and a positivity rate of less than 2 percent and growth in new daily cases of less than 1 per 100,000.
Read more about how the state calculates county data within this framework here.
The state factors in a health equity metric that's intended to help counties advance through tiers while ensuring disadvantaged neighborhoods are receiving the health resources they need to address coronavirus.
The lowest quarter of Orange County's neighborhoods have to see a testing positivity rate close to that of the next tier we're looking to move into.
A new state vaccine equity initiative focuses on getting vaccines into the same disadvantaged neighborhoods that have seen some of the highest COVID-19 case rates.
As more people in these communities are vaccinated throughout the state, the county could see quicker advancement through the state's color-coded reopening framework. We'll continue to provide more details as we get them. Learn more here.
Businesses currently open need to ensure they are following state guidelines for preventing the spread of coronavirus.
California's Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board in late November approved new rules to help businesses in this effort. Find them here.
You can find a general summary of California guidelines just below followed by industry-specific guidance.
Reopening businesses need to post a checklist indicating they’ve addressed state guidelines for reopening. You’ll find links to checklists by industry below.
Beyond that, we also provide links to reopening guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and from the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
For businesses, California’s guidelines are most important as they supersede or go farther than local and federal guidelines.
Businesses reopening need a reopening plan, worksite changes and a posted checklist.
To help businesses, we have a business reopening plan template that addresses state guidelines.
You are welcome to download this template and use it as a starting point for your reopening plan.
Once you’ve completed a reopening plan, you’ll need to post a reopening checklist at your business.
Ultimately, when businesses reopen comes down to California’s reopening stages and any additional Orange County guidance.
Anaheim’s role is to help businesses understand and meet state and county reopening guidelines and to prepare for reopening when the time is right for their business.
Your business can share reopening details and plans with Anaheim through an easy online form you can access here and just below.