It’s Official: Los Angeles Moves Into Yellow Tier

In a remarkable turnaround, the state’s most populous county moved into the least restrictive reopening tier on Tuesday just in time for summer. Bars can now reopen, even if they don’t serve food. Indoor theatres and gyms, amusement parks, and museums can up capacity.

The county’s move into the yellow tier “matches the sunny optimism of the season,” the Board of Supervisors said in a statement. “Now it’s up to all of us to keep up the good work.”

Also heartening: for the second day in a row, the county saw no new deaths.

The progress “is a tribute to everything Angelenos have done to stay safe, stop the spread, and defeat COVID-19,” said LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Businesses and officials are hopeful that the latest milestone will aid economic recovery.

Read more about what LA’s new status means at the Los Angeles Times.

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