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Posted on: May 20, 2020

City of Orange Covid-19 Response

COVID Re-opening Plan

August 28, 2020

The City is following the most current State of California and Orange County health guidelines.  As standards change, the City will adjust its operations.   The following measures are currently in place:

•    City Hall and public counters are open for business

•    Parks and Recreation services are open in a modified capacity

•    Library services are open in a modified capacity

•    Orange is allowing the use of outdoor space for dining and retail during COVID-19 restrictions            (

•    Orange Plaza Paseo – Temporary outdoor dining and retail experience in Old Towne Orange

•    Orange Business and Social Service Assistance Programs are available

•    COVID-19 updates are available on the City’s website ( and Channel 3

 May 18, 2020

In March, the State of California issued a number of Health Orders that closed non-essential businesses, and put into place statewide Stay-At-Home orders to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Based on the effectiveness of these anti-coronavirus measures, the State has initiated a phased, 4-Stage plan for reopening communities and businesses based on specific health and safety benchmarks. 

On May 18, the Governor revised the criteria for counties to allow for expanded Stage 2 business activities.  As such, it is expected that the County of Orange will be able to certify its compliance with the new criteria in the coming days.  Once the county certification is approved by the state, businesses within the expanded Stage 2 business listing (i.e. - retail, shopping centers, dine-in restaurants, offices) will be able to reopen with modifications.  Please continue to follow our Social Media, or visit, where we will keep you informed as to when Stage 2 expands and businesses will be allowed to reopen.

The City of Orange has created a “COVID-19 Guide to Reopening Businesses and City Operations”.  The guide provides information, per the California Department of Public Health, on what businesses need to complete prior to reopening.  It also includes a listing of federal, state, and county resources being offered, and an outline of the City support available to help individual businesses develop their plan to safely reopen. The guide also explains the City’s plan for continuing to provide services to our residents and businesses.  

To view the presentation, please click here. You can also visit for all the City’s coronavirus related information.

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