what open header

Reopening: Anaheim Businesses

What Anaheim businesses and establishments 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 orders by the California Department of Public Health.

Anaheim and Orange County are now in California's orange Tier 3.

The colored, restrictive tier system is set to be retired as early as June 15, with Anaheim, Orange County and all of California moving to a largely Green Tier stackednormal operations with masks, vaccines and testing. The next phase of reopening is known as Beyond the Blueprint.

See below for operations NOW under orange Tier 3, the second most permissive in the state reopening system.

Further down, see what we know about what Beyond the Blueprint would look like.

Find a detailed chart of the state's reopening framework here.

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, 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.

Reopening tier 1 3.2
  • Appliance repair shops
  • Auto dealerships, repair, supplies
  • Banks, credit unions, other finance
  • Barbers
  • Body waxing
  • Bookstores: at 25% capacity
  • Breweries, wineries and distilleries without food: outdoors only (*effective March 13)
  • 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
  • Outdoor sports and entertainment, including baseball: 100 people, regional only (*effective April 1) 
  • Pet groomers
  • Pharmacies
  • Piercing shops
  • Places of worship: indoors at 25% capacity
  • 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
  • Theme Parks: limit 100 people, in state only (*effective April 1)
  • Toy stores: at 25% capacity
  • Weddings and funerals (ceremonies only): at 25% capacity
  • Yoga studios: outdoors only
  • Youth sports: practices, camps, inter-team competitions for low-contact sports (details here)

Not allowed in Tier 1

  • Arcades, indoor
  • Bowling alleys, indoors
  • Anaheim Convention Center
  • Banquets
  • Bars without onsite kitchens
  • Dancing halls, venues
  • Distilleries
  • Festivals
  • Ice rinks, indoors
  • Nightclubs
  • Saunas, steam rooms
Tier 2 stacked
  • Appliance repair shops
  • Auto dealerships, repair, supplies
  • Banks, credit unions, other finance
  • Barbers
  • Body waxing 
  • Bookstores: at 50% capacity
  • Breweries, wineries and distilleries without food: outdoors only  
  • 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
  • Outdoor sports and entertainment, including Major League Baseball: 20% capacity, in-state only (*effective April 1)
  • Pet groomers
  • Pharmacies
  • Piercing shops
  • Places of worship: indoors, 25% capacity 
  • Plumbing services
  • Professional sports: without fans, outdoor permitted at 20% capacity
  • 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
  • Theme Parks: 15% capacity, in-state only (*effective April 1)
  • Toy stores: at 50% capacity
  • Weddings and funerals (ceremonies only): at 25% capacity
  • Yoga studios: indoors at 10% capacity
  • Youth sports: practices, camps only


Not allowed in Tier 2

  • Banquets
  • Bars and lounges without onsite kitchens
  • Dancing halls, venues
  • Festivals
  • Ice rinks
  • Indoor live theater, music, entertainment
  • Nightclubs
  • Saunas, steam rooms
Tier 3 stacked
  • Appliance repair shops
  • Auto dealerships, repair, supplies
  • Banks, credit unions, other finance
  • Barbers
  • Bars without onsite kitchens: outdoors only
  • Body waxing indoors
  • Bookstores
  • Bowling alleys: at 25% capacity
  • Breweries, wineries and distilleries without food: indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is less
  • Car washes
  • Childcare
  • Clothing stores
  • Concert venues: small venues, 15 capacity or 200 people 35 percent capacity with vaccination and testing verification; large venues, 10% capacity or 2,000 people, 35 percent with vaccination and testing verification 
  • Convenience stores
  • Conventions: up to 5,000 attendees, more with vaccination and testing verification
  • 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
  • Funeral homes: indoors, 50% capacity
  • 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
  • Nightclubs: not allowed
  • Offices: non-essential businesses
  • Pet groomers
  • Pharmacies
  • Piercing shops: indoors
  • Places of worship: indoors, 50% capacity 
  • Plumbing services
  • Pools, indoors
  • Private event venues: outdoors, 100 people, 300 with vaccination and testing verification; indoors, 150 only with vaccination and testing verification
  • Professional sports: live audiences outdoors at 33% capacity, 25% capacity in suites, in-state only; 67% if all guests are tested or show vaccination proof
  • Restaurants: indoor at 50% capacity or 200 people
  • Retailers (other than called out here)
  • Schools, based on district approval
  • Shopping centers
  • Short-term rentals
  • Skin care: indoors
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Theme parks: at 25% capacity, in-state only
  • Toy stores
  • Weddings and funerals (ceremonies only): at 50% capacity
  • Yoga studios: at 25% capacity
  • Youth sports: practices, camps only
Tier 4 stacked
  • Appliance repair shops
  • Arcades: at 50% capacity
  • Auto dealerships, repair, supplies
  • Banks, credit unions, other finance
  • Barbers
  • Bars without onsite kitchens: indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less
  • Body waxing
  • Bookstores
  • Bowling alleys
  • Breweries, wineries and distilleries without food: indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less
  • Car washes
  • Childcare
  • Clothing stores
  • Concert venues: small venues, 25 capacity or 300 people, 35 percent capacity with vaccination and testing verification; large venues, 10% capacity or 2,000 people, 50 percent with vaccination and testing verification
  • Convenience stores
  • Conventions: 5,000 attendees; more with vaccination and testing verification
  • 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 67% capacity, in-state attendees only
  • Private event venues: outdoors, 200 people, 400 with vaccination and testing verification; indoors, 200 only with vaccination and testing verification
  • 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: 35% capacity, in-state only
  • Toy stores
  • Weddings and funerals (ceremonies only): at 50% capacity
  • Yoga studios: at 50% capacity
Green Tier stacked

Target date: as early as June 15

All industries, sectors and businesses return to largely normal operations, with some preventative measures

Masks requirement remains in effect

No specific capacity requirements for individual businesses, except where indicated by California Department of Public Health

Flexibility for larger gatherings with verification of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test

State criteria for moving to Beyond the Blueprint:

  • Equitable administration of vaccines for those 16 and older
  • Low hospitalization

Read more here.

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
Reopening plan template
Form
Cal guidance header
Guidance summary
Guidance employer handbook
Guidance auto
Guidance barbers salons
Guidance childcare
Concerts events indoor 4.15
Concerts events outdoor 4.15.21
Guidance construction
Reopening- day camps
guidance family entertainment centers
Reopening- fitness centers, gyms
Guidance hotels
Guidance manufacturing
guidance movie theaters
Nails personal services
Guidance offices
Reopening- outdoor recreation
guidance places of worship
Guidance private gatherings
guidance professional sports
Guidance real estate
Guidance retail
Guidance rest dining
Reopening - restaurant wineries bars
Guidance services
Guidance theme parks
Guidance Youth Sports
Youth Sports QandA
Industry reopening checklist header
checklist auto
checklist construction
checklist hotel
checklist manufacturing
checklist offices
checklist real estate
checklist retailers
checklist places of worship
checklist salons
checklist shopping centers
checklist services
CDC, OC header
CDC Guidance tile
OC Guidelines tile
Signs header
Sign stay 6
Sign face covering
Sign wait here
Sign one and wait
Floor decal header
Floor Keep 6
Floor one way
Floor wait here