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.



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