Starting Monday, April 5th, LA County will officially move from the red tier into the even less restrictive orange tier, as part of California’s ongoing Blueprint For A Safer Economy program. The transition affects multiple sectors of the County, but for restaurants and bars, the most notable changes are as follows:
Bars that don’t serve food will be able to reopen outdoors, with modifications.
Indoor dining capacity at restaurants will increase from 25% to 50%.
Breweries, wineries, and distilleries that serve food will be able to increase indoor capacity to 50%.
These looser regulations are a massive shift that comes on the heels of continued declines in test positivity rates, hospitalizations, and death count in Los Angeles. If you’re wondering how LA County got here and the numbers behind this decision, be sure to check out our full breakdown of the County’s reopening process, broken down by tiers.
It’s important to remember, however, that even though numbers are down in Southern California, cases are spiking across the country, and continuing to wear masks and social distance are imperative to slowing the spread of COVID-19.