To move up from the second-most restrictive red tier to the orange tier in the states four-tier tracking system, the county must have a day-to-day new case rate per 100,000 of 1 to 3.9 and a positivity rate of 2 to 4.9%.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors authorized a strategy to establish drive-thru influenza vaccine clinics in each of the countys 5 districts to help stave off a prospective “twindemic” of the influenza and COVID-19 this fall, together with a strategy to expand screening to reach residents who are of Asian-Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and North African heritage.
Restaurants, churches and theaters are limited to 25% capacity or 100 individuals, whichever is less. Zoos, aquariums and museums likewise were allowed to reopen indoor activities at 25% capacity. Shopping centers were okayed to broaden from 25% capability to half-capacity under the red tier, while gyms were enabled to reopen at 10% capacity.
Orange County reported 227 brand-new cases of COVID-19 and 4 more deaths Saturday, bringing the countys totals to 51,873 cases and 1,127 fatalities.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that the state plans to make statements “quickly” connecting to resuming guidelines for amusement park.
Authorities in Orange County cities that are house to big locations such as theme parks appealed to the state today for assistance on reopenings so they can much better prepare. The state shutdown order of March 14 impacted Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, the Honda Center and Angel Stadium in Anaheim and Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park.
The return to in-person direction will happen in stages, Chau informed reporters Thursday. Some school districts will remain on distance knowing, and some will stagger reopenings, he said.
The countys everyday case count per 100,000 people fell from 5.2 recently to 4.7, and the seven-day rate of locals testing favorable for the coronavirus dropped from 4.2% recently to 3.9%.
None of the four fatalities reported Saturday was a citizen of a skilled-nursing or assisted-living center. Because the pandemic began, 423 skilled-nursing center citizens and 77 assisted-living center residents have succumbed to the coronavirus.
Orange County was upgraded from the most restrictive purple tier to the red tier recently. The relocation permitted churches, theaters and other businesses to resume indoor operations, however with stringent limitations on capacity and other health measures in location.
The OCHCA reported that 786,298 COVID-19 tests have actually been carried out, including 8,844 reported Saturday. There have actually been 46,598 recorded recoveries.
All schools will be allowed to resume for in-class guideline by Tuesday, OCHCA Director Dr. Clayton Chau stated. Up until now, the county has actually authorized 140 grade schools for reopening through the states waiver procedure, he stated.
Hospitalizations in the county inched up from 201 Friday to 202, with the variety of extensive care unit patients rising from 64 to 65, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
” The Latino neighborhood remains the highest hot area in the county, however the next greatest is the API community in addition to Middle Eastern and North African,” Supervisor Andrew Do stated. “This reveals the board is very proactive in attempting to deal with prospective locations.”
All districts started the school year with students finding out totally online because of the coronavirus pandemic.