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Santa Ana, Calif. (May 18, 2021) – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that effective May 19, 2021, Orange County (OC) will move into the Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This means that most businesses in OC will be allowed to increase their operational capacity.

To view the status of a business or activity of interest under the Yellow Tier, please visit the State’s website at

As an additional resource, residents and business owners may view the State’s Activity and Business Tiers website at for a detailed chart of the activities and businesses that are permitted under each Tier.

Orange County COVID-19 Vaccine Sites

On December 31, 2020, the County of Orange and Orange County Fire Services established an Incident Management Team to coordinate vaccine distribution.

The OC Health Care Agency (HCA), cities, businesses, nonprofits, community clinics, and numerous volunteers have collaborated to operate numerous HCA point-of-dispensing (POD) sites around Orange County, which has resulted in the administration of approximately 1,154,311 doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of May 17, 2021.

The County continues to encourage its residents and workers to get vaccinated to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe and healthy.

To find a HCA POD site to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, by appointment or on a walk-in basis, please call the OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000 or log in to the website or app. Transportation to vaccine sites is also available and can also be requested through the Hotline. Some sites also offer extended hours.

Additional information and resources:
To receive no-cost COVID-19 testing in-person or at home:

To view the latest COVID-19 case count information as reported to the HCA:

To view the “Vaccines Administered in OC” dashboard:

For the latest COVID-19 information:

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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