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LA County still in Tier One of new virus system

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LA County still in Tier One of new virus system

The Labor Day holiday is coming up and Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis hopes it won’t be a repeat of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July in terms of COVID-19 transmission.

On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a color-coded tiered system for the state, which outlines certain criteria each county must meet in order to reopen certain businesses and allow schools to reopen, as well.

As of Monday, Los Angeles County remained in Tier One of the plan, outlined in purple and deemed widespread. That means there are more than seven daily new cases per 100,000 people and more than 8% of test results are positive. It also means that most non-essential indoor business operations are closed.

The second tier, outlined in red and deemed substantial, would mean some non-essential indoor business operations must remain closed. It also means there are between four and seven cases per 100,000 people and the positivity rate is between 5 and 8%.

The third tier, deemed substantial and outlined in orange, would allow some business operations to open with modifications. The new cases in that tier are between one and 3.9 per 100,000 and the positivity rate sits between 2 and 4.9%.

And the fourth tier, outlined in yellow and deemed minimal, would see most business operations open with modifications, less than one case per 100,000 and the positivity rate at less than 2%.

“Los Angeles County is currently in Tier One,” Davis said. “There continue to be widespread cases in Los Angeles County. We are at 13 new cases per 100,000 people per day, which is double what it should be.”Despite the new case […]

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