‘We have our dream back:’ Orange County reopens businesses as it reenters the red tier

17 March 2021

For restaurateur Darren Coyle, dining is about providing an experience — through the service of his staff and through the design and architecture of his Newport Beach restaurant, Fable & Spirit.

It’s an experience he’s glad to be able to provide again now that Orange County has advanced — along with Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Placer, Mendocino, San Benito, Tuolumne, Siskiyou, Amador, Colusa, Mono, Riverside, Sacramento, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties — in the state’s pandemic reopening guidelines to the red, “substantial” tier.

That means restaurants like Coyle’s are allowed to reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity or up to 100 people, whichever number is smaller. It also means indoor gyms and dance studios are allowed to reopen at 10% capacity and museums, zoos and aquariums at 25%. The shift in tiers also expands capacities for retail and libraries.

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