Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday he expects the state to get there

“The exact date depends on when 2 million doses of vaccine were given to people in the most underfunded communities in the state,” a public health statement read. LA County is on the verge of aligning its health official order with that of the state, with some additional safety changes for some areas, including:

Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday he expects the state to reach that threshold on Friday. In addition, Public Health has outlined upcoming vaccine eligibility requirements, as vaccine eligibility is expected to open on Monday to people between the ages of 16 and 64 who have underlying health conditions or disabilities. that put them at the highest risk of becoming very ill from COVID-19.

Providers and health care facilities strive to use their health record systems to identify and contact patients with these conditions so that they can be vaccinated, and the state should publish guidance on these conditions. other ways that people with these conditions can verify their eligibility. get vaccinated in the coming days, by Public Health. Cancer, with a weakened immune system. Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above. Chronic lung disease, dependent on oxygen. Down’s syndrome. Strong organ transplant, leading to a weakened immune system. Pregnancy. Sickle cell disease. Heart disease, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (but not hypertension). Severe obesity with a BMI greater than 40. Type 2 diabetes with an A1c rate greater than 7.5%. Have a disability that: makes serious illness due to COVID-19 likely; if it tested positive for COVID-19, would limit the person’s ability to receive vital care for their well-being and survival; or make treating COVID-19 particularly difficult.

The museum, zoos and aquariums can open indoors at 25% capacity. Gyms, fitness centers, yoga and dance studios can open indoors at 10% capacity with a blanking requirement for all indoor activities. Theaters can open indoors at 25% capacity with reserved seating only when each group is seated at least 6 feet apart in all directions between other groups. Retail and personal care services can increase capacity to 50% with masking required anytime and for all services. Restaurants may open indoors to a maximum capacity of 25% under the following conditions: 8 feet apart between tables; One cleaning per table inside with a limit of 6 people; outdoor meals can accommodate up to 6 people per table from 3 different households. The HVAC system is in good working order and has been evaluated and where possible the ventilation has been increased. Public Health strongly recommends that all restaurant employees who interact with customers indoors receive additional masking protection (above the face shield currently required on face masks); it can be N95 masks, KN95 masks or double masks and a face shield. In addition, Public Health strongly recommends that all employees working inside be informed and have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Indoor shopping malls can increase capacity to 50% with common areas remaining closed Food courts can open to 25% capacity in accordance with restaurant guidelines for indoor dining. Institutes of higher education can reopen all authorized activities with the required security changes, except residential accommodation which remains subject to the current restrictions for the spring semester. Schools are allowed to reopen for in-person instruction for Grades 7 to 12 students, in accordance with all state and county guidelines. Private gatherings can take place indoors with up to 3 separate households, with masking and distancing required at all times. Fully vaccinated people can congregate indoors in small numbers with other fully vaccinated people with no masking or separation required. These conditions include:

Public Health also released the following updated COVID-19 statistics on Thursday: Total number of COVID-19 cases in LA County: 1,208,024

Total COVID-19 deaths in LA County: 22,304 New COVID-19 cases reported in LA County in past 24 hours: 1,378 New COVID-19 deaths reported: 101

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