BURBANK (CBSLA) – Monday, Los Angeles County will officially move to a less restrictive red level, allowing the state to reach the milestone of 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in hard-to-reach communities.

Brandi Harrapence, right, has lunch with her daughter Kayla Harrapence at the Firestone Grill in downtown San Luis Obispo, Calif. For the first time in nearly a year as San Luis Obispo County on Third Ave. March 2021 is in the red. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / Getty Images).

After spending more than six months in the state’s purple category, and thus the most restrictive, Los Angeles County qualified Friday to officially move to the red category on Monday.

Los Angeles County officials said the red light extension will be implemented at 12:01 a.m. This means that you can visit the restaurant again on Monday and that the cinemas and sports halls may be open again, but with a limited capacity.

Restaurants will be able to open within 25 percent, according to Los Angeles County rules released Thursday. The distance between tables should be eight feet and no more than six people should be seated at each table. Only members of the same family may sit together. Restaurant staff are already required to wear both the mask and protection.

It’s very cold outside, and inside we can serve more people, chef George Marin of the Great Burbank Grill told CBSLA Friday.

Martin struggled to hold his own, and three of the four other stores in his neighborhood closed.

It hurts us, but we’re still here and we love our customers. So the fact that people are out there is a good start, and hopefully by spring or summer we’ll be back on track, Martin said.

In the meantime, cinemas will open at 25% capacity. Retail and personal care increase throughput up to 50% when masking is required.

Museums, zoos and aquariums are allowed to open inside at 25% of their capacity. Gyms, fitness centers, yoga and dance studios can be opened with a 10% capacity.

Some business owners reacted skeptically to the news.

I’ve learned not to worry about anything in this environment, Misty Mansouri, owner of Lady Bird Café in Echo Park, said Thursday.

State public health officials also announced Thursday that breweries, wineries and distilleries will be allowed to open their doors outdoors again, even if they don’t serve food. However, this does not apply to purple and red stripes.

California Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed Wednesday that Los Angeles County could be in the red Friday if the state meets its goal of giving away two million COVID-19 vaccines to low-income and hard-hit communities throughout California.

Barbara Ferrer, director of public health for Los Angeles County, said that 48 hours after the state announced that the vaccination threshold has been met, the county will officially go into the red. If the goal is met on Friday, the district could move forward as early as Sunday or Monday.

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According to the plan announced last week, once the state reaches the threshold of two million low-income communities, the state’s Secure Economy Plan, which governs business renewal, will be amended, making it easier for counties to move through the four-tier matrix.

Once this threshold is reached, districts will be eligible to move out of the most restrictive purple category of the Action Plan when their average rate of new daily COVID-19 infections reaches 10 per 100,000 population, which is lower than the current standard of 7 per 100,000 population.

I hope they let us open as soon as possible. It’s really a tough roller coaster that usually gives us a sense of normalcy, Jesse Gomez, the restaurant’s owner, said Thursday.

As of Wednesday, the state had administered 1,926,968 doses in hard-hit communities.

Los Angeles will benefit greatly from the new benchmark, which will likely be reached Friday, Newsom said Wednesday during a speech in South Gate. You will see more activity and relaxation over the weekend and into the next week.

The red level allows counties, if they wish, to reopen indoor restaurants at 25% capacity, fitness centers at 10% capacity, and cinemas and museums at 25% capacity, as well as to increase the capacity of retail stores and shopping centers.

In addition, theme parks such as Disneyland in Orange County and Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles County are allowed to reopen with a 15 percent occupancy rate, admitting only domestic visitors.

Currently, there are 5.2 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people per day in Los Angeles County.

Orange County could also be in the red. The rate is 6 per 100,000.

In response to a question Wednesday about allowing food to be served in restaurants, Ferrer said negotiations are underway with the administration and the restaurant industry.

We look at what’s happening across the state, we look at what we’ve learned about what can create maximum safety when people are inside, she said.

Tuesday, two members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors – Janice Hahn and Catherine Barger – announced that they support full compliance with state guidelines, including those for dinners and indoor food.

As of last Friday, 2,415,460 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in Los Angeles County. This figure includes 814,593 second doses, which represents the number of people who have been fully vaccinated.

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