On Tuesday, April 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance that allows fully vaccinated individuals to not wear masks for limited outdoor activities. Public Health is reviewing these recommendations and will be updating the Health Officer Order this week.
Also on Tuesday, the state released updated blueprint tier numbers; L.A. County's adjusted case rate dropped from 2.7 new cases per 100,000 people to 1.9 new cases per 100,000. The overall test positivity rate dropped from 1.2% to 0.9%, and in areas with the fewest health affirming resources, L.A. County’s test positivity rate dropped from 1.4% to 1.0%.
Los Angeles County has begun to meet the qualifications for the least restrictive yellow tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework. If the County maintains current levels or declines in the case rate and test positivity rate for an additional week, it is possible in early May for the County to move to the yellow tier. Public Health will be working with the Board of Supervisors and sector partners to prepare for the County's possible move to the yellow tier as early as May 5.
In the yellow tier, capacity limits at various businesses and events can increase, always adhering to safety modifications that minimize transmission of COVID-19. Bars would be allowed to resume indoor service at 25% capacity.
Appendix AA: Amusement Parks, Theme Parks & Fairs (4/22/21)
Appendix P: Hotels, Lodging and Short Term Rentals (4/22/21)
Appendix Q: Cardrooms (4/22/21)
Appendix Y: Breweries, Wineries & Craft Distilleries (4/21/21)
Appendix I: Restaurants (4/21/21)
Appendix Z: Live Events & Performances (outdoor seated - 4/22/21)
Appendix Z-1: Live Events & Performances (indoor seated - 4/22/21)
Appendix M: Museums, Galleries, Zoos & Aquariums (4/22/21)
Appendix J: Movie, TV & Film Production (4/24/21)
Appendix R: Personal Care Establishments (4/21/21)
Appendix V: Family Entertainment Centers (4/22/21)
Public Swimming Pools (4/22/21)
Certified Farmer's Markets (4/22/21)
All County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, publichealth.lacounty.gov.
Recommendations based on the following questions: Should you consider opening? Are recommended health and safety actions in place? Is ongoing monitoring in place?
- Workplace Decision Tree
- Mass Transit Decision Tree
- Restaurant and Bar Decision Tree
- Childcare Decision Tree
- Youth Programs and Camps Decision Tree
- Schools Decision Tree
- GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation (the industry’s highest standards for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the novel coronavirus)
- OSHA - Guidance on Preparing Workplace for COVID-19 (PDF)
- ISPA - Reopening Checklist (PDF)
- CDC - Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting (PDF)
- EPA - Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
- National Restaurant Association reopening guidelines (PDF)
Charity Governance During the COVID-19 Pandemic -State of CA (PDF)
US Travel Association
U.S. Travel Association Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers online Toolkit.
This builds upon and aligns with the White House and CDC guidelines for "Opening Up America Again."
Travel in the New Normal
The guidance focuses on six key areas, with suggested approaches outlined under each (view full guidance here):
- Travel businesses should adapt operations, modify employee practices and/or redesign public spaces to help protect employees and customers.
- Travel businesses should consider implementing touchless solutions, where practical, to limit the opportunity for virus transmission while also enabling a positive travel experience.
- Travel businesses should adopt and implement enhanced sanitation procedures specifically designed to combat the transmission of COVID-19.
- Travel businesses should promote health screening measures for employees and isolate workers with possible COVID-19 symptoms and provide health resources to customers.
- Travel businesses should establish a set of procedures aligned with CDC guidance should an employee test positive for COVID-19.
- Travel businesses should follow best practices in food and beverage service to protect the health of employees and customers.