Updated Village COVID-19 Guidance

The Temporary COVID-19 Rules adopted by GRF, Third and United boards of directors expired on October 26. With the expiration of these rules, the Village is adhering to all State of California Department of Public Health (CDPH), county and other applicable public health guidelines relating to parts of the emergency resolution, including face coverings, gatherings and indoor activities.

Face Coverings

Last updated on November 19, the official California State government website, covid19.ca.gov, features a new mask requirement, which states “It’s now required that everyone in California must wear a mask or face covering when outside of their home, with limited exceptions.” Visit https://covid19.ca.gov/masks-and-ppe/ for more information. 

Outdoor Gatherings and Activities

On November 13, the CDPH issued Guidance for the Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission for Gatherings, which replaces all prior gatherings guidance. 

“COVID-19 continues to pose a severe risk to communities and requires all people in California to follow necessary precautions and to adapt the way they live and function in light of this ongoing risk. The safest way to gather is to spend time with people in the same household, gather virtually, or gather outdoors,” according to the CDPH guidance.

Guidance features the following:

  • Gatherings that include more than three households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests. 
  • Keep households you interact with stable over time to reduce risk of transmission. Participating in multiple gatherings with different households or groups is strongly discouraged.
  • The host should collect names of all attendees and contact information in case contact tracing is needed later.
  • All gatherings must be held outside in the purple tier.
  • A gathering of no more than three households is permitted in a public park or other outdoor space, even if unrelated gatherings of other groups up to three households are also occurring in the same park or other outdoor space. If multiple such gatherings are occurring, mixing between groups gatherings is not allowed. Additionally, multiple gatherings of three households cannot be jointly organized or coordinated to occur in the same public park or other outdoor space at the same time.

The CDPH-issued guidance also urges Californians to not attend gatherings if you feel sick, discourages high-risk individuals from attending any gatherings, reminds of the importance of physical distancing and hand hygiene and more. 

Limited Stay-at-Home Order

On November 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new, limited stay-at-home order. Nonessential work and gatherings are not permitted between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in counties that are in the purple tier under California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Orange County is in the purple tier; check ongoing status here. The order goes into effect at 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, and will remain in effect until 5 a.m. on December 21. Read the full text of the order here.

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