LA County meets requirements for a move into least restrictive tier in the state's coronavirus reopening system

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LA County meets the requirements for a move into the least restrictive tier in the state's coronavirus reopening system.

But it's staying put for now.

As COVID-19 cases continue to fall, the county could be just a week away from a drop into the yellow tier, if the numbers hold.

"We do remain at relatively low and stable case rates," says Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. She says from mid-March to mid-April, the daily average cases fell 13 percent.

"It's so encouraging to see the work we are doing together having such a profound effect on the health and well-being of people all across our communities," she says.

In the yellow tier, counties can raise the capacity limit on informal outdoor gatherings to 100 people and for private outdoor receptions and conferences to 200 people, or as many as 400 people, if guests can show proof that they've been fully vaccinated or tested negative.

They can also raise indoor capacity limits at gyms, breweries and wineries.

MORE INFO on WHAT CAN REOPEN IN YELLOW TIER: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Dimmer-Framework-September_2020.pdf