Late this afternoon, Orange County issued an Amended Health Officer Order to provide additional clarity and guidance to residents and businesses.
According to the County, the earlier order was amended “in light of new and changing State guidelines and to provide clarity for Orange County residents and businesses. It is important for all Orange County residents and businesses to read the Order and Guidance in its entirety.”
In contrast to its earlier order, the Amended Order states that no businesses are required to close except bars and other alcohol-serving establishments, movie theaters, gyms and health clubs. Restaurants can operate, but only provide delivery pick up and drive-through service.
Now, the County states in a press release accompanying the Amended Order that “It is important for Orange County businesses to remain open while practicing social distancing consistent with the California Department of Public Health’s guidance.”
Read the Press Release and full Amended Order HERE.
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