Indoor bars, saunas and expanded capacity: What to expect as L.A. County prepares to move into the yellow tier – KTLA Los Angeles

In addition to L.A. County, also on track to advance into the yellow tier next week are San Francisco, Marin and Trinity counties in Northern California. Theyre set to sign up with Alpine, Lassen, Mendocino and Sierra counties, which since Tuesday were the only 4 in the least-restrictive tier.

With Los Angeles County on track to move into the yellow tier of the states reopening strategy, its possible that next week bars might reopen inside your home, saunas might welcome back visitors and sports games might have more fans in the stands.

Some places can likewise increase capacity further if all participants are completely vaccinated or test negative for coronavirus. Places are additionally enabled to develop vaccinated-only areas, but deal with coverings will still be needed.

Bars that dont serve food can likewise resume indoors, as can saunas and steam bath, with capability limitations.

L.A. County presently remains in the orange tier, however on Tuesday public health officials said it fulfilled the threshold to move into the yellow tier as early as May 5– offered the existing metrics hold.

The yellow tier is the least-restrictive under the states four-tier, color-coded reopening strategy.

L.A. County public health officials are still working with the Board of Supervisors to draft county-specific guidelines for further reopening. Theyre likely to mainly mirror the guidelines set forth by the state.

For those in requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for an event, PCR testing must be carried out within 72 hours and antigen tests within 24 hours of the start time.

Under the state strategy, fitness centers, movie theaters, amusement parks, sports video games and other live occasions, fish tanks, zoos and museums can all increase their capability.

And while the state at first stated amusement park and live locations might only permit in-state visitors, the assistance now says out-of-state visitors might go to if theyre totally vaccinated.

Heres how the state assistance lays out changes under the yellow tier:

As in the orange tier, indoor concessions should remain in designated locations.

Bars that do not serve food: They can open inside at up to 25% capability or an overall of 100 individuals, whichever is fewer. In the orange tier, bars are only enabled to operate outdoors if meals arent served.

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Distilleries, breweries and wineries: Indoor capacity can increase to 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer. In the orange tier, indoor capability was set at 25% or no greater than 100 individuals.

Zoos, aquariums and museums: Theres no longer a capability limitation for indoor activities at these locations in the yellow tier. In the orange tier, indoor activities might just have up to 50% capability.

Participants need to be from California or able to provide evidence of full vaccination.

Alcohol can now be sold at these locations without meals, but food should still be consumed in designated locations.

Hotels and lodging: On-premises gym can now have 50% capacity, up from 25%, and medspa facilities can open.

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Gyms and physical fitness centers: They can now have 50% capacity, up from 25% in the orange tier. Saunas and steam bath can open back up, also with as much as 50% capability. In the orange tier, they had to remain closed.

Theme park and fairs: Capacity can increase to 35%, up from 25% in the orange tier, but indoor areas on the premises need to still limit capacity to 25% with time limitations. Visitors must be from California or be able to supply evidence of full vaccination.

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Other guidelines that will remain in location from the orange tier consist of obligatory digital tickets that must be purchased beforehand, food should be consumed in a designated area without any eating or drinking in seats, and suites can have 25% capability with people from as much as three households.

Places of praise: They are highly recommended to keep attendance at 50% of capacity or less, which is the same as the orange tier.

Casual social gatherings: If individuals are gathering outdoors, approximately 100 can go to in the yellow tier, up from 50 people in the orange tier.

Indoor events are still strongly discouraged, but allowed with adjustments. Their capacity can be as much as 50% capability in settings where capacity limitations exist, or 50 people total, or whichever is less.

For larger places, capability remains the like in the orange tier– 10% or 2,000 individuals, whichever is less– unless all guests offer a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. In that case, capacity can be 50%, up from 35% under those conditions in the orange tier.

Household entertainment centers such as games, ice rinks, bowling alleys and laser tag: Indoor capacity will increase to 50%, from 25% in the orange tier. Capability can increase to 75% if guests supply proof of a negative test or full vaccination.

Participants need to be from California or able to supply proof of complete vaccination.

Card spaces: They can operate at as much as 50%, up from 25%.

Venues of as much as 1,500 people can have maximum 25% capability or approximately 300 people overall, up from 15% and 200 individuals in the orange tier. If all visitors are evaluated or show proof theyre fully vaccinated, these locations can run at 50% capability.

Dining establishments: Their indoor capability remains 50%. In the orange tier, optimum capacity was topped at 200 people, but in the yellow tier there is no limit for the total variety of restaurants, supplied its no more than half the overall capacity.

Shopping malls: Common areas can open in the yellow tier, but food courts need to continue to reduce capacity.

Outside live occasions, consisting of sports: Capacity increases to 67%, up from 33% in the orange tier. Each suite can have 25% capability.

Live events and performances at indoor places: Capacity will increase at smaller sized places, and at bigger ones if all attendees can offer evidence of a negative test or complete vaccination.

Theater: They can operate at up to 50% capability. In the orange tier, optimum capability was topped at 200 individuals, but in the yellow tier there is no limit for the overall variety of moviegoers, supplied its no more than half the overall capacity.