OC now in red tier; reopening slowly

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OC reopens

The sustainability of our community businesses remains a priority and the City of Los Alamitos is dedicated to assisting businesses during these unprecedented times. Orange County has advanced from the purple “widespread” tier to the red “substantial” tier in the State of California’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” reopening plan. The plan replaced the “Resilience Roadmap”, and counties must now advance through a color-coded, four-tier system in order to gradually reopen business sectors safely.

Effective immediately, the following businesses, including those in Los Alamitos, may reopen and increase their capacities under the red tier:

Restaurants
•May reopen for indoor dining with modifications
•Capacity must be limited to 25 percent or 100 people, whichever is less

Places of Worship
•May reopen indoors with modifications
•Indoor activities must be limited to 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is less

Shopping Centers
•May reopen with modifications
•Indoor capacity must be limited to 50 percent for shopping malls, destination shopping centers, and swap meets
•Common areas are closed
•Reduced capacity shopping center food courts (see Industry Guidelines for Restaurants)

Retail
•May reopen with modifications
•Retail capacity must be limited to 50 percent

Gyms and Fitness Facilities
•May reopen indoors with modifications
•Capacity must be limited to 10 percent

Movie Theaters
•May reopen with modifications
•Capacity must be limited to 25 percent or 100 people, whichever is less

The complete list available on the County of Orange website industry reopening guidelines can be found on the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy webpage. For information regarding schools and classrooms reopening, contact the Los Alamitos School District.
As a result of advancing into the substantial (red) tier, the County of Orange Health Care Agencyissued a New Health Order that addresses Orange County’s advancement into the new tier.

For additional information and for the latest updates, visit the City’s dedicated Resources for Businesses webpage at www.cityoflosalamitos.org/resources-for-businesses.
The city of Los Alamitos got a huge economic boost as the city welcomed its first new hotel in many years (see related story) as the economy slowly reopens.
Local businesses, hard hit by the pandemic, are eligible for relief under the latest stimulus plan.