Los Angeles County eligible to move to yellow COVID tier, least restrictive in California’s reopening framework

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles County is now eligible to advance to the yellow COVID-19 tier in California’s reopening framework, according to state data released Tuesday. Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties are among the 39 California counties remaining in the orange tier. San Francisco and Trinity counties have also reached the threshold to […]

Riverside County COVID-19 metrics improve, but not enough for yellow tier

Riverside County will remain in the orange tier for another two weeks as its COVID-19 metrics again remained above the threshold for lifting more business restrictions, according to data released by the state Tuesday. The county reported a case rate of 3.4 new daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents — compared to last week’s 3.9. The county’s positivity rate […]

Restaurant owners can apply for COVID-19 federal relief funding

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced today that San Bernardino County restaurants are now able to apply for direct federal relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the $28.6 billion relief fund created by the passage of the American Rescue Plan. Eligible Inland Empire small businesses are encouraged to submit their applications through this link as soon as possible. “Independent restaurants, […]

Los Angeles County reports no new COVID-19 deaths Sunday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — With a graduation to the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state’s reopening plan possible this week, Los Angeles County on Sunday reported 313 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths. However, officials said those low numbers likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. According to state figures, the number of […]

Los Angeles County lifts restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles County again eased its COVID-19 health restrictions Friday, allowing indoor playgrounds and arcades to reopen at limited capacity, while lifting restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries. Indoor arcades and playgrounds — such as laser tag businesses, ball pits or “bounce” centers — will be restricted to […]

L.A.’s remarkable achievement: Rapid economic reopening as COVID-19 fades fast

Los Angeles County is poised to potentially reopen its economy to an extent that would have been unthinkable in the not-too-distant past. The possible move to the yellow tier — the most lenient of California’s four-category color-coded reopening system — could happen next week as the coronavirus continues to recede throughout the region. It’s a remarkable achievement […]