After Gov. Gavin Newsom rescinded California’s regional stay-at-home order, L.A. Public Health announced that L.A. County restaurants will be allowed to conduct outdoor dining, starting Friday.

The previous COVID-19 California health order prohibited gatherings, outdoor dining and put capacity limits on several retail businesses, but all of those sectors will be allowed to operate under the “Purple Tier,” that was in effect before California’s regional order on Dec. 6, 2020.

“With this cancellation of the regional stay-at-home order, the L.A. County Health Officer order that was issued on November 25, is now in effect until we issue a new health officer order on Friday this week, which will more fully align with the sector openings that are permitted in the purple tier,” L.A. County Director of Public Health, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, said on Monday.

After the new COVID-19 health order gets issued Friday, restaurants will be allowed to conduct outdoor in-person dining and the previous business curfew will be rescinded, as well.

Effective immediately, private outdoor gatherings will be allowed with three or fewer households involved. Family entertainment centers, cardrooms miniature golf, go-karts and batting cages will all be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity. Indoor malls and personal care services will be allowed to operate at 25% capacity, while religious services, fitness centers, museums and zoos may all operate outdoors.

On January 24, L.A. County recorded 8,243 single-day positive COVID-19 cases, 98 deaths and while 6,697 residents remain hospitalized due to complications from the virus.

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