Background photo by C.E.H. Wiedel. City seal courtesy of the City of Los Alamitos.

Los Alamitos publishes resiliency roadmap

Many Orange County residents have been staying home and saving lives since the start of California’s stay-at-home order issued on March 19, 2020.

These efforts have allowed the State to move forward on the roadmap for modifying the Statewide order.

We are now in Stage 2, where some lower-risk workplaces can gradually open with adaptations.

Here is  what is  and  is not  permitted in Stage 2:

Permitted   Not Permitted
Early Stage 2 Re-opening
(State of California)

  • Curbside Retail
  • Manufacturers
  • Logistics

Expanded Stage 2 with Authorization
(Not open in Orange County pending further guidance on facility adaptations):

  • Destination retail, including shopping malls and swap meets
  • Personal services, limited to: car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities, and landscape gardening
  • Office-based businesses (telework remains strong encouraged)
  • Dine-in restaurants (other amenities, like bars or gaming areas are not permitted)
  • Outdoor museums and open gallery spaces
  • Schools
  • Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms, and fitness studios
  • Hospitality services such as bars, wineries, tasting rooms, and lounges
  • Entertainment venues with limited capacities such as movie theaters, gaming facilities, and professional sports
  • Indoor museums, kids museums, gallery spaces, zoos, and libraries
  • Community centers, including public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Limited-capacity religious services and cultural ceremonies
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Live-audience sports
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels/holding for leisure and tourism — non-essential travel
  • Higher education

For more information on the State of California’s Resilience Plan, please visit

Graphic courtesy of the City of Los Alamitos.

The article above is based on information released by the City of Los Alamitos.


  1. How long before we can actually eat in dine eat restaurants? IN other words what us the time frame?

    1. Sheila,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      There are no dates set, so no time frame. Individual counties — in our case, Orange County — have to either meet State guidance for a particular industry, or request a waiver — like some rural counties have been successful in getting.

      The biggest problem for Orange County right now is meeting the testing guidelines. Tracking has already been taking place.

      So keep supporting local restaurants by ordering take-out — we picked up a fine dinner-for-four from Maderas in Los Alamitos last Tuesday. We haven’t chosen our next “Takeout Tuesday” restaurant yet. We have previously ordered from Dalton’s and Noodles and Company in Cypress, and Brew Kitchen Alehouse in Los Alamitos. Pizza, too, from Papa John’s in Cypress.

      It’s tough on retailers right now because they have to meet uncertain guidance in order to re-open with liability insurance. Cashiers and customers must be separated, for example, by a plexiglass shield. Surfaces must be wiped down… by how often? Employees must wear masks, and customers are supposed to wear masks (according to County guidelines), but what should a retail outlet do if a customer refuses to wear a mask?

      Authorities haven’t settled on dine-in restaurant guidance yet. Should capacity be cut by half, or should tables be spaced at least six feet apart regardless of how low that forces capacity? How can diners wear protective face masks and eat at the same time?

      Very frustrating.

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, stay healthy!

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

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