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You Can Eat Inside Restaurants In Orange County

People enjoy outdoor drinks and dining temporarily set up on Main Street in Huntington Beach on July 16, 2020. (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
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On Tuesday, Orange County was upgraded to a less restrictive level of California's four-tier, color-coded reopening plan, lifting some of the countywide restrictions on indoor dining.

Now that Orange County is in the Substantial/Red tier, restaurants can serve patrons in their dining rooms as long as they don't exceed 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Wineries in OC can operate outdoors only while bars, breweries and distilleries are still closed.

The new "Blueprint for a Safer Economy," which went into effect on August 31, places all 58 California counties into one of four tiers.

Los Angeles County is still in the most restrictive Widespread/Purple tier, which forbids all indoor dining at restaurants.

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