OC Supervisors approve permit that allows more businesses to move into parking lots

More local businesses in Orange County will now be able to reopen outdoors.  

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a temporary permit Tuesday that allows businesses in unincorporated areas of the county to move their companies into their parking lots. 

Some cities in Orange County were already allowed to do so.

This decision, aimed at helping the economy and protecting the community, now includes the unincorporated areas of the county as well. The move applies to all businesses but it’s mostly suited for retail and restaurants that are able to open while still following health safety requirements.  

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Supervisor Don Wagner proposed the idea to the board, calling it a “win-win,” and says the permit takes effect immediately. Wagner says business owners just need to seek approval from their landlords who usually control the parking lots and follow safety protocols, like wearing masks and social distancing.  

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