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Reopening: Anaheim Businesses

What Anaheim businesses can open, reopen and how they operate is based on California's colored tier system and where Orange County falls within that system.

Since Nov. 16, Orange County is in the purple Tier 1, the most restrictive, amid a rise in cases in our region and across the state.

Rules for Tier 1 bring major operational impacts for restaurants, gyms, stores and places of worship.

Public schools in Anaheim and Orange County that have reopened for in-person learning can continue. But any schools yet to reopen for in-person learning will need county approval to move forward with in-person learning. See more on schools here.

Stay-at-Home Order

Additionally, effective Nov. 21, Orange County and other counties in purple Tier 1 are under a limited, overnight stay-at-home order.

From 10 p.m. Nov. 21 through 5 a.m. Dec. 21, residents not in essential work are required to be in their own homes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. without gathering with other households.

The order is designed to prevent social gatherings after 10 p.m. and stem spread. 

Traveling to and from work, for healthcare, for urgent matters or for necessary trips without gathering with others are allowed.

Businesses under California's essential sectors are not impacted (see below). Business not falling under those essential categories need to close and send workers home by 10 p.m.

Restaurants are a unique consideration. They are essential under California's guidelines, though they can only offer takeout and delivery after 10 p.m. and must stop outdoor dining, the only dining allowed in purple Tier 1, by 10 p.m.

Read the limited stay-at-home order FAQ here.

California's essential work sectors (see more here):

  • Healthcare
  • Emergency services
  • Food supply, processing and service, including restaurants for takeout and delivery only after 10 p.m.
  • Energy
  • Water and sewage
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Communications and information technology
  • Government
  • Critical manufacturing
  • Financial services
  • Chemicals
  • Defense
  • Construction

Tier Criteria

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.

Health Equity Metric 

As of Oct. 6, 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.

Currently, the positivity rate for Orange County's lowest quarter of neighborhoods is 5.5 percent, unchanged from the week prior. 

Guidelines

Below is a thorough list of what can and can't be open in Anaheim at each tier. It goes in sequence starting with Tier 1, where we currently sit, then to Tier 2 and so on.

Further down you'll find state operating guidelines as well as a reopening plan template you can create for your business and share with Anaheim.

It is critical Anaheim businesses follow guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus so we can move through reopening and avoid moving backward through tiers.

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Allowed to operate in Tier 1

  • Appliance repair shops
  • Auto dealerships, repair, supplies
  • Banks, credit unions, other finance
  • Barbers
  • Body waxing
  • Bookstores: at 25% capacity
  • Car washes
  • Childcare
  • Clothing stores: at 25% capacity
  • Convenience stores
  • Dance studios: outdoors only where possible
  • Day camps
  • Doctors, dentists
  • Drive-in theaters, concerts, events
  • Dry cleaners
  • Electrician services
  • Electrology services 
  • Family entertainment centers (mini golf, batting cages, go-karts): outdoors only
  • Farmers markets
  • Florists: at 25% capacity
  • Gas stations
  • Government services
  • Grocery stores: at 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness: outdoors only where possible
  • Hair salons
  • Higher education
  • Home furnishing stores: at 25% capacity
  • Hospitals, urgent care
  • Hotels
  • House cleaning
  • Heating, air services
  • Janitorial services
  • Jewelry stores
  • Landscaping
  • Laundry services
  • Libraries: at 25% capacity
  • Massage
  • Movie theaters: outdoors only
  • Museums: outdoors only where possible
  • Nail salons
  • Offices: essential businesses only
  • Pet groomers
  • Pharmacies
  • Piercing shops
  • Places of worship: outdoors only
  • Plumbing services
  • Professional sports: without fans
  • Restaurants: outdoor dining, takeout only
  • Retailers (other than called out here): at 25% capacity
  • Shopping centers, indoors: at 25% capacity
  • Short-term rentals
  • Skin care
  • Sporting goods stores: at 25% capacity
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Toy stores: at 25% capacity
  • Yoga studios: outdoors only
  • Youth sports: practices, camps only

Not allowed to operate in Tier 1

  • Arcades, indoor
  • Bowling alleys, indoors
  • Anaheim Convention Center
  • Banquets
  • Bars, breweries, lounges without onsite kitchens
  • Dancing halls, venues
  • Disneyland Resort theme parks
  • Distilleries
  • Festivals
  • Ice rinks
  • Live theater, music, entertainment, other than drive-in
  • Nightclubs
  • Saunas, steam rooms
  • Sports, adult, youth: tournaments, games
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Allowed to operate in Tier 2

  • Appliance repair shops
  • Auto dealerships, repair, supplies
  • Banks, credit unions, other finance
  • Barbers
  • Body waxing 
  • Bookstores: at 50% capacity
  • Car washes
  • Childcare
  • Clothing stores: at 50% capacity
  • Convenience stores
  • Dance studios: indoors at 10% capacity
  • Day camps
  • Doctors, dentists
  • Drive-in theaters, concerts, events
  • Dry cleaners
  • Electrician services
  • Electrology services
  • Family entertainment centers: outdoors
  • Farmers markets
  • Florists: at 50% capacity
  • Gas stations
  • Government services
  • Grocery stores: at 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness: indoors at 10% capacity
  • Hair salons
  • Higher education
  • Home furnishing stores: at 50% capacity
  • Hospitals, urgent care
  • Hotels, plus gyms at 10% capacity
  • House cleaning
  • Heating, air services
  • Indoor playgrounds
  • Janitorial services
  • Jewelry stores: at 50% capacity
  • Landscaping
  • Laundry services
  • Libraries: at 50% capacity
  • Massage
  • Movie theaters: at 25% capacity or 100 people
  • Museums: indoors at 25% capacity
  • Nail salons
  • Offices: essential businesses only
  • Pet groomers
  • Pharmacies
  • Piercing shops
  • Places of worship: indoors, 25% capacity or 100 people
  • Plumbing services
  • Professional sports: without fans
  • Restaurants: indoor at 25% capacity or 100 people
  • Retailers (other than called out here): at 50% capacity
  • Shopping centers, indoors: at 50% capacity
  • Short-term rentals
  • Skin care
  • Sporting goods stores: at 50% capacity
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Toy stores: at 50% capacity
  • Yoga studios: indoors at 10% capacity
  • Youth sports: practices, camps only

Not allowed to operate in Tier 2

  • Anaheim Convention Center
  • Banquets
  • Bars, breweries, distilleries, lounges without onsite kitchens
  • Dancing halls, venues
  • Disneyland Resort theme parks
  • Festivals
  • Ice rinks
  • Live theater, music, entertainment other than drive-in
  • Nightclubs
  • Saunas, steam rooms
  • Sports, adult, youth: tournaments, games
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Allowed to operate in Tier 3

  • Appliance repair shops
  • Auto dealerships, repair, supplies
  • Banks, credit unions, other finance
  • Barbers
  • Bars, breweries without onsite kitchens: outdoors only
  • Body waxing indoors
  • Bookstores
  • Bowling alleys: at 25% capacity
  • Car washes
  • Childcare
  • Clothing stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Dance studios: indoors at 25% capacity
  • Day camps
  • Doctors, dentists
  • Drive-in theaters, concerts, events
  • Dry cleaners
  • Electrician services
  • Electrology services
  • Family entertainment centers: outdoors and indoors at 25% capacity
  • Farmers markets
  • Florists
  • Gas stations
  • Government services
  • Grocery stores
  • Gyms and fitness: indoors at 25% capacity, indoor pools
  • Hair salons
  • Higher education
  • Home furnishing stores: at 50% capacity
  • Hospitals, urgent care
  • Hotels, plus gyms at 25% capacity, indoor pools
  • House cleaning
  • Heating, air services
  • Indoor playgrounds: at 25% capacity
  • Janitorial services
  • Jewelry stores
  • Landscaping
  • Laundry services
  • Libraries
  • Massage
  • Movie theaters: at 50% capacity or 200 people
  • Museums: indoors at 50% capacity
  • Nail salons
  • Offices: non-essential businesses
  • Pet groomers
  • Pharmacies
  • Piercing shops: indoors
  • Places of worship: indoors, 50% capacity or 200 people
  • Plumbing services
  • Pools, indoors
  • Professional sports: live audiences outdoors with 20% capacity, only regional attendees
  • Restaurants: indoor at 50% capacity or 200 people
  • Retailers (other than called out here)
  • Shopping centers
  • Short-term rentals
  • Skin care: indoors
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Theme parks, small, with fewer than 15,000 attendees at 25% capacity
  • Toy stores
  • Yoga studios: at 25% capacity
  • Youth sports: practices, camps only

Awaiting further guidance in Tier 3

  • Anaheim Convention Center
  • Sports, adult, youth: tournaments, games

Not allowed in Tier 3

  • Festivals
  • Ice rinks
  • Live theater, music, entertainment other than drive-in
  • Nightclubs
  • Saunas, steam rooms
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Allowed to operate in Tier 4

  • Appliance repair shops
  • Arcades: at 50% capacity
  • Auto dealerships, repair, supplies
  • Banks, credit unions, other finance
  • Barbers
  • Bars, breweries without onsite kitchens: indoors at 50% capacity
  • Body waxing
  • Bookstores
  • Bowling alleys
  • Car washes
  • Childcare
  • Clothing stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Dance studios: indoors at 50% capacity
  • Day camps
  • Doctors, dentists
  • Drive-in theaters, concerts, events
  • Dry cleaners
  • Ice rinks
  • Indoor playgrounds
  • Electrician services
  • Electrology services
  • Family entertainment centers: outdoors and indoors at 50% capacity
  • Farmers markets
  • Florists
  • Gas stations
  • Government services
  • Grocery stores
  • Gyms and fitness: indoors at 50% capacity, indoor pools
  • Hair salons
  • Higher education
  • Home furnishing stores: at 50% capacity
  • Hospitals, urgent care
  • Hotels, plus gyms at 50% capacity, indoor pools, spas
  • House cleaning
  • Heating, air services
  • Indoor playgrounds: at 50% capacity
  • Janitorial services
  • Jewelry stores
  • Landscaping
  • Laundry services
  • Libraries
  • Massage
  • Movie theaters: at 50% capacity
  • Museums: indoors at 50% capacity
  • Nail salons
  • Offices: non-essential businesses
  • Pet groomers
  • Pharmacies
  • Piercing shops
  • Places of worship: 50% capacity
  • Plumbing services
  • Pools, indoors
  • Professional sports: live audience outdoors 25% capacity, regional attendees only
  • Restaurants: at 50% capacity
  • Retailers (other than called out here)
  • Shopping centers
  • Short-term rentals
  • Skin care: indoors
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Steam rooms, saunas: at 50% capacity
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Theme parks, large, with more than 15,000 attendees at 25% capacity
  • Toy stores
  • Yoga studios: at 50% capacity

Awaiting further guidance in Tier 4

  • Anaheim Convention Center
  • Concerts
  • Festivals
  • Live theater, music, entertainment other than drive-in 
  • Nightclubs
  • Adult, youth sports competitions

Guidelines for Open Businesses

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 followedchecklist grab 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.

Getting Ready: Reopening Plan, Checklist

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.

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