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Regional Stay Home Order

Anaheim and all of Orange County continue under a regional stay home order that took effect Dec. 6 and was extended on Dec. 29.

The regional stay home order requires significant operational changes or shutdowns of businesses and other organizations.

The order is based on hospital intensive-care unit capacity for a state-defined Southern California region, which stretches from San Diego to San Luis Obispo in the west and Mono County in the northeast.

ICU capacity for the region has been at 0 percent for days now.

In Orange County, adjusted ICU capacity, which measures bed availability to care for COVID-19 patients, is at percent, unchanged for several days.

The regional stay home order is in place until a projection looking four weeks out projects a return to 15 percent or higher for ICU capacity.

Our region's projected ICU capacity will be evaluated daily looking at current ICU capacity, rate of cases, rate of transmission and the rate of ICU admissions.

If conditions improve, we could move out of the stay home order sooner. If they don't, we will continue under the order.

Here is a summary of restrictions, with some closures already in place in Anaheim and Orange County under purple Tier 1:

  • No gatherings with those outside your household
  • Closure of bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries (except for production and retail)
  • Closure of nail, hair salons, barbers, other personal care services
  • Closure of indoor recreation facilities
  • Closure of movie theaters (except drive-in)
  • Closure of museums, zoos, aquariums
  • Closure of family entertainment centers
  • Closure of limited services, including car washes, pet groomers, dog walkers
  • Closure of theme parks
  • No nonessential travel

Allowed to stay open:


  • Non-urgent healthcare, including dentists, optometrists
  • Schools already open
  • Childcare
  • Restaurants: takeout only, no more outdoor dining
  • Stores, shopping centers: 20 percent capacity, or 35 percent for stand-alone grocery store, with entry metering
  • Hotels and lodging: essential travel and lodging only
  • Offices: remote except for critical operations where remote is not possible
  • Churches, temples, mosques: outdoor only
  • Gyms and fitness centers: outdoor only, if possible to do so; no indoor
  • Critical infrastructure and services (water, power, government)
  • Parks, trails, beaches, playgrounds other outdoor recreation

When we eventually exit the stay home order, we will return to the tier system based on our positivity rate and daily case rate at that time.

Read more about the regional stay home order here.

Enforcement:

As a city, we do all we can to visit and cite businesses that are not complying with the stay home order via our code enforcement team. We also report businesses, such as restaurants and bars to the state Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and workplaces to the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Feel free to report businesses to us online or at (714) 765-5158.

Unfortunately, as a city we don't have authority to shut a business down. But state agencies do.

If you'd like to take further action, you can file an individual complaint against a business:

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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, as well as any additional stay-at-home orders from the governor and the California Department of Public Health.

The tier system is superseded by the regional stay-at-home order. However, find criteria below for when we do exit the order and return to the tier system.

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.

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.

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 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
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 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
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

  • 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
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

  • 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.

Plan template share with Anaheim
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