UPDATED – Los Angeles County would be easing any of its restrictions, as officials with the California Department of Public Health have lifted the stay-at-home order for all counties.
The regional stay-at-home order was imposed in Southern California early last month when intensive-care unit capacity dropped below 15%. The regional capacity subsequently dropped to an adjusted 0%, and the order was extended on December 29. But state officials said Monday that with hospitalization numbers trending downward, four-week projections now indicate ICU capacity will rise above the 15% threshold.
The state’s move today lead to a resumption of outdoor dining and as at least some services at gyms, barber shops and nail salons, among other businesses.
We should see if the latest LADPH reminder to FilmLA which cautioned filmmakers to, “keep cast and crew close to home” will change.
UPDATE (2021-01-25 23:30 CET)
“Los Angeles County will essentially align with the state,” said L.A. County Board Chair Hilda Solis on Monday afternoon, “which will include outdoor dining.” She said those changes would happen by the end of the week.
Solis went on to warn the the restrictions could be re-instituted if virus variants began to impact the region negatively or if residents’ behavior caused new increases.