L.A. county reached a 7-day average of 1.9 infections per 100,000 residents, which could move it into the “yellow tier,” by May 5.
To move into the less restrictive yellow tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, L.A. County would have to keep a 7-day average lower than 2 per 100,000 for two straight weeks.
“Los Angeles County has begun to meet the qualifications for the least restrictive yellow tier in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework. If the County maintains current levels or declines in the case rate and test positivity rate for an additional week, it is possible in early May for the County to move to the yellow tier,” L.A. Public Health stated in a news release. “Public Health will be working with the Board of Supervisors and sector partners to prepare for the County’s possible move to the yellow tier as early as May 5.”
L.A. County moved into the current orange tier on April 5, which opened the doors for activities such as indoor dining, in-person classes for schools and limited attendance to sporting events and theme parks.
If moved into the yellow tier, several activities will increase operations and capacity limits.
The yellow tier would allow gyms, casinos and breweries to operate at 50% of its maximum capacity instead of the current 25%. Stadiums such as Dodge Stadium would also be allowed 67% of their maximum capacity instead of 33%.
As of this writing, the only counties in California who have met the yellow tier threshold are Alpine, Lassen and Mendocino. Neighboring Orange County is also on pace to reach the yellow tier with its current infection rate.
There were 326 reported single-day positive COVID-19 cases, Tuesday, along with 26 deaths in L.A. County.