Since the start of the statewide stay-at-home order issues on March 19th, members and business owners of Downtown Santa Ana have ensured all covid-19 related safety guidelines and protocols are being implemented.
The OC is now in early Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap which allows DTSA restaurants to be able to accommodate dine-in guests and allow retailers will open their doors, with specific regulations.
Santa Ana has innovatively joined a handful of US cities to deploy al fresco dining by creating eight temporary parklets along 4th St/Calle Cuatro along with opening restaurant patios and limited-capacity indoor dining.
Special measures that are reinvigorating downtown's dining ecosystem at this time:
Along with these temporary enforcements restaurants and retail shops are asking their customers to continue wearing face masks, and are limiting their operation hours and restricting their capacity. As a result, reservations may be the best bet to secure your dining spot!
Some restaurants that are now open for sidewalk, patio or inside dining include:
Please let us know if a business is open or closed!
(Above) billed as the world's first social distance omakase dining experience. Wild! (photo by Niyaz Piryani)
(Above) Proposed pop-out proposal for Mission Bar
(Above) Social distance patio at Lola Gaspar
(Above) Happy customers at Chevita's Bagels and Juice
(Above) Restaurants that have been open for Delivery/Takeout
For the latest updates on the reopening of DTSA be sure to follow us on Instagram @dtsantana.
If you run a restaurant, find guidance for dine-in restaurants here:
Story by Jennifer Morones
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