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To qualify for reopening, California must have less than 10 new cases a day per 100,000 people and the state must distribute 2 million vaccines to underserved populations.

Newsome said, “Southern California, L.A., will be a big beneficiary of this new metric."

It was on Friday it was announced that Los Angeles County will officially move into the state’s less-restrictive “Red” tier On Monday.

The state has achieved a milestone of 2 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in hard-hit communities and triggering an easing of requirements for counties to advance in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economic-reopening blueprint.

L.A. County officials said the move out of the Purple tier and into Red will be effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, meaning indoor dining can return and movie theaters and indoor fitness centers can reopen, all at limited capacity.

However, movie theatres would need to move quickly to be ready for a reopening. Hiring and retraining staff typically takes around a week, putting the goal of reopening next weekend to the test. Once all the requirements are met, movie theatres will be allowed to operate 25 percent capacity.

This is a massive step for California as the state looks to test its reopening phases.

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