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L.A. County Moves Into The Least Restrictive Yellow Tier Allowing Bars To Reopen Indoors

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L.A. County Moves Into The Least Restrictive Yellow Tier Allowing Bars To Reopen Indoors

The modified Health Order goes into effect on Thursday.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s June 15 reopening date seems in reach as the county’s case rates meet the threshold needed to qualify for the Yellow Tier status in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The least restrictive Yellow Tier allows bars to resume indoor service at 25% capacity and increased capacity limits across sectors.

These sectors include amusement parks and fairs, gyms and fitness centers, yoga studios, private events, bars, hotels and short-term lodging rentals, private gatherings, breweries, indoor playgrounds, restaurants, cardrooms and racetracks, indoor and outdoor live events and performances, wineries and tasting rooms, family entertainment centers, and museums, zoos, and aquariums.

Here are some of the capacity changes outlined in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy:

  • Sports venues like Dodger Stadium would be allowed to increase capacity to 67%,
  • Amusement parks could move up to 35%
  • Fitness centers, cardrooms, wineries and breweries will be allowed to increase capacity to 50%

According to press release issued by L.A. County’s public health department, the modified Health Officer Order will be posted online on Wednesday, May 5 and will go into effect on Thursday, May 6.

“This has been a long and difficult journey and we are so heartened to arrive at this latest milestone,” the L.A. County Board of Supervisors said in a statement. “Entering the Yellow Tier means we have reached the next-to-last stage before fully reopening, and this is another welcome sign we are moving toward a safe and healthy new normal, one that is guided by hope rather than fear. This new tier matches the sunny optimism of the season. Now it’s up to all of us to keep up the good work. It’s never been easier to get vaccinated, and that is the single most important action you can take to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Continuing to make smart choices now moves us closer to fully enjoying all the wonderful things that Los Angeles County has to offer.”

As of Friday, over 8 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered— 4,988,031 were first doses and 3,045,115 were second doses. Both Los Angeles city and county-run sites no longer require appointments for anyone over the age of 16 through this week. You can visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites.

Following two consecutive days of zero deaths, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 18 new deaths and 273 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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