Orange County’s case rate fell to 1.8 cases per 100,000 residents from 2.4 the week prior; if the case rate stays below 2 this week, it could enter the least restrictive reopening tier as soon as next week.
Los Angeles became the first Southern California county to enter the yellow tier last week; nine counties in total have entered the yellow tier.
Bars that don’t serve food, currently only able to operate outdoors, can reopen indoors at 25% capacity.
The color-coded reopening guidelines were first implemented in August, and could be scrapped as soon as next month as the state aims to fully open its economy on June 15.
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