Bars To Reopen Outdoors As OC Moves Into Orange Tier; LA County To Follow Suit Next Week –

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – California officials said Tuesday that Los Angeles and Orange counties can move to the orange phase of the state’s coronavirus reopening rules after meeting the required standards.

Dinner in an open-air restaurant on the 17th. March 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Orange County officials announced they would immediately ease the restrictions starting Wednesday. Los Angeles County, however, has until Monday the 5th. April, wait to do the same.

The capacity of restaurants, cinemas, churches, museums, zoos and aquariums will be increased from 25% to 50%. The capacity of the fitness center can also be increased by 10% to 25%.

Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Health Department, also said a revised health ordinance allowing outdoor bars to reopen with modifications was approved on April 5. will go into effect. In Los Angeles County, bars are now only allowed to serve at outdoor tables from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., with an 8-foot space between outdoor tables.

Breweries and wineries in Los Angeles County are allowed to open indoors at 25% occupancy. Breweries, wineries and bars are allowed to turn on outdoor TVs again, but live entertainment is still prohibited.

Card rooms and family entertainment centers, such as bowling alleys, can be operated indoors at 25% capacity.

According to state guidelines, all capacity restrictions for retail orange stores may be lifted, but the Los Angeles County will impose a 75% capacity restriction on grocery stores and other retail stores and require them to be open on the 15th. April to remain at 50% capacity, allowing time for more employees to be vaccinated.

Theme parks can increase their capacity by 15 to 25%. Six Flags Magic Mountain and Legoland open on the first. April again, the first day they get to do this, and Disneyland has announced it will be on April 30 again. April will reopen. On Tuesday, Universal Studios announced it would reopen on the 16th. April to.

Anaheim businesses around Disneyland that depend on tourists and visitors say this is good news, especially for those who kept their doors closed during the pandemic.

It’s a start, we’re going to take baby steps, we’re very happy, Subway store owner Rick Cerny told CBSLA on Tuesday.

In addition, Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium and other facilities can increase their capacity by 20 to 33 percent.

This is an incredible step forward. It’s been more than a year since people came to our city to enjoy the theme parks and baseball, said Anaheim spokesman Mike Lyster.

Ferrer said Los Angeles County is blocking traffic to keep track of the number of cases during the county’s third week at the more restrictive red level, adding that it is unclear why the state has decided to allow the county to immediately move to orange, even though state rules require counties to wait three weeks before moving to orange.

O.C. metric, which were released on the 23rd. Mars is turning orange. The district was expected to remain in the red for three weeks and at its current level for two weeks. April would change the values.

Eligibility for the orange level requires an average of less than 3.9 cases of coronavirus per day per 100,000 county residents and a positive test rate of 4.9% or less. He must maintain these values for two consecutive weeks.

According to weekly data released by the state Tuesday, Los Angeles County had 3.1 cases per 100,000 people and a positive testing rate of 1.5 percent. Both figures are down from last week, when Los Angeles County moved into the orange zone with a rate of 3.7 per 100,000 residents and a positive testing rate of 1.8 percent.

APPROPRIATE: Health authorities are warning of a possible increase in COVID infections due to increased travel.

Under state rules, counties must remain at the same level for three weeks before moving on. On the 12th, Los Angeles County officially became a county. March red, so technically it can’t be orange for Friday.

On Thursday, all residents 50 and older can get vaccinated with the KOVID-19 vaccine. From 15. In April, anyone 16 or older can get the vaccine.

APPROPRIATE: San Bernardino approaching 4K total deaths from COVID-19, Ventura 1K.

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