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L.A. County Public Health To Update COVID-19 Health Order As L.A. County Enters Yellow Tier

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is expected to update the COVID-19 health officer order to allow additional reopenings this week as L.A. County qualifies for the yellow tier of re-opening.

On Monday, County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that after the county qualifies for the yellow tier, a new health order with more relaxed restrictions is scheduled to be published Wednesday, taking effect Thursday.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a statement Tuesday on the impending shift to the yellow tier.

“This has been a long and difficult journey and we are so heartened to arrive at this latest milestone. 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,” wrote the Board of Supervisors.

Moving from the Orange Tier into the least restrictive Yellow Tier means that capacity is increasing in a wide variety of settings, including private gatherings and celebrations, officials said.

Among other restrictions to be eased, Bars would be able to open indoors at 25 percent maximum capacity with significant safeguards.

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“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.”

Additional details will be provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday and the new Health Officer Order is set to go into effect on Thursday.

“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,” the Supervisors wrote.

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L.A. County Public Health To Update COVID-19 Health Order As L.A. County Enters Yellow Tier

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A Santa Clarita native, Jade has spent her whole life involved in community outreach. After graduating from Learning Post High in 2015, she went on to College of the Canyons to pursue a double major in English and Marketing. Jade spent several years as a ballroom dance performer for a local studio and has performed at public and private events throughout Santa Clarita.