L.A. County strikes into the orange tier Monday. What to know


Los Angeles County on Monday will calm down extra restrictions put in place to cease the unfold of the coronavirus when it strikes into the orange tier, the second-most-lenient of the state’s four-phase reopening blueprint.

Nonetheless, it’s necessary for individuals to proceed to take precautions, particularly as they begin taking part in additional actions exterior their houses, officers stated.

“Our numbers have improved dramatically, however we can not let up,” Barbara Ferrer, the county public well being director, stated in an announcement. “Whereas we’re making good progress with vaccination efforts, we’ve a couple of dozen extra weeks earlier than we will anticipate to succeed in 80% vaccine protection for individuals 16 and older.”

Right here’s what’s going to change Monday when L.A. County’s new guidelines take impact:

  • Bars that don’t serve meals will probably be permitted to reopen outdoor solely offered they shut at 10 p.m., house tables eight ft aside and restrict them to 6 individuals from as much as three completely different households. Patrons will probably be restricted to 90-minute visits and required to put on face coverings after they’re not consuming or consuming, and to eat or drink solely when they’re seated. Counter seating and stay leisure stay prohibited.
  • Breweries, wineries and distilleries that don’t serve meals can reopen indoors at 25% capability or 100 individuals, whichever is fewer, offered that they comply with the identical restrictions as bars and likewise require reservations for indoor seating, chorus from tv viewing indoors and restrict indoor tables to 6 individuals from the identical family.
  • Bowling alleys, indoor card rooms and indoor swimming pools can reopen at as much as 25% capability.
  • Grocery and retail shops, hair salons, barbershops and private care companies will probably be permitted to boost capability from 50% to 75%, though the general public well being division stated it’s strongly recommending that grocery shops proceed to function at 50% capability till April 15 to permit extra employees to be vaccinated, in keeping with a information launch.
  • Different institutions can also increase their capability, together with homes of worship, museums, zoos and aquariums (from 25% to 50%); eating places and film theaters (from 25% or 100 individuals, whichever is fewer, to 50% or 200 individuals, whichever is fewer) and indoor gyms and yoga studios (from 10% to 25%).
  • Amusement parks, which have been permitted to reopen Thursday, as of Monday can increase their capability from 15% to 25%.
  • Out of doors sports activities and stay performances, which have been permitted to permit restricted fan attendance beginning Thursday, as of Monday can improve capability from 20% to 33%.
  • Youth and grownup leisure sports activities leagues can apply to the general public well being division for approval for athletic occasions, competitions or tournaments involving greater than two groups.



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