The cities of Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside are among the 39 counties of California left in the orange level.
The counties of San Francisco and Trinity have also reached the threshold for moving to the yellow layer, the least restrictive of the state’s color coding.
On Monday, the county’s public health director, Barbara Ferrer, said that once the county qualifies for the relocation, a new health order with lighter restrictions will be issued on Wednesday, which takes effect on Thursday.
Entering the yellow level will mainly allow higher capacity constraints for most businesses. For example, gyms, card rooms, wineries and breweries will be allowed to increase indoor attendance limits to 50%, compared to the current 25%; bars will be able to open indoors at 25%; outdoor venues such as Dodger Stadium can increase capacity by up to 67% from the current 33%; and amusement parks can allow 35%, compared to 25%.
The county also revised its health order last week to include changes to the guidelines for wearing masks recommended last week for fully vaccinated people by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Los Angeles County lifts restrictions on opening hours for bars, breweries and wineries
The audits also indicate that COVID surveillance tests are no longer recommended for fully vaccinated people unless they work in qualified nurses or other high-risk facilities, travel abroad, or are required by a specific business or facility.
The county has again eased its health restrictions on COVID-1
Indoor arcades and playgrounds – such as companies with laser markers, nut shafts or “bounce centers” – will be limited to 25% of capacity, along with other mandatory safety modifications.
Bars, which are currently only allowed to work outdoors, have been limited to 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., but these restrictions have already been lifted.
However, the easing of restrictions comes amid continuing concerns about the slowing pace of vaccinations in the county.
Ferrer reiterated the urgency of people to inoculate, while continuing to adhere to other health guidelines to prevent the virus from being revived locally.
Los Angeles County has reached the threshold for moving to the least restrictive yellow level
“Vaccination in Los Angeles County is easier and more affordable than ever, and we encourage anyone waiting to be vaccinated to take the opportunity as soon as possible,” Ferrer said. “There is still a much higher risk of COVID-19 transmission among unvaccinated people. As more Los Angeles County residents and workers are vaccinated, the risk of transmitting variants is greatly reduced, and we return to the many activities we loved to do before the pandemic. “
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