LA County Moves Into Orange Tier; COVID Grants Expand for Small Business
Los Angeles County entered the Orange tier on Monday, facilitating the reopening of many indoor businesses. LA’s new status means:
- Breweries, wineries, and distilleries that don’t serve meals can open indoors at 25% capacity. Those that don’t serve meals can open outdoors.
- Restaurants can increase indoor dining capacity to 50% or 200 patrons, whichever is less.
- Fitness centers can expand from 10% to 25% capacity.
- Movie theatres can expand capacity from 25% to 50% or 200 patrons, whichever is less.
- Grocery stores, retail stores, and hair dressers can increase capacity to 75%.
- Museums, zoos, aquariums, and houses of worship can increase capacity to 50%.
- Amusement parks can operate at 25% capacity.
LA’s move into the orange tier coincides with another round of county grants for businesses hit by the pandemic. Small businesses in the personal care and retail industries can apply for $10,000 in grants from Los Angeles County through April 11, and April 26 through May 2. Apply here.