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Grades 7-12, Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, and Other Sectors May Reopen 
on Monday, March 15, 2021 with Safety Measures in Place 

On Friday, the State announced 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to 
people in the most under-resourced communities across the state which now allows L.A. County 
to move to the less restrictive red tier. 

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order has been 
updated today to closely align with the State’s re-opening 
framework and reflect the changes allowed in the 
red tier. Addi-tional safety modifications are required 
or recommended for certain sectors. The changes go 
into effect on Monday, March 15 at 12:01 a.m. 

The modifications to the Health Officer Order include 
the following: 

• Museum, Zoos and Aquariums can open indoors 
at 25% capacity.
• Gyms, Fitness Centers, Yoga and Dance Studios 
can open indoors at 10% capacity with masking 
requirement for all indoor activities.
• Movie Theatres can open indoors at 25% capacity 
with reserved seating only where each group is 
seated with at least 6 feet of distance in all directions 
between any oth-er groups.
• Retail and Personal Care Services can increase 
capacity to 50% with masking re-quired at all times 
and for all services. 
• Restaurants can open indoors at 25% max capacity 
under the following conditions: 8 feet distancing 
between tables; one household per table with a 
limit of 6 people; the HVAC system is in good working 
order and has been evaluated, and to the maximum 
extent possible ventilation has been increased. Public 
Health strongly recommends that all restaurant employees 
interacting with customers indoors are provided 
with additional masking protection (above the currently 
required face shield over face masks); this can 
be fit tested N95 masks, KN95 masks, or double masks 
and a face shield. In addition, Public Health strongly 
recommends that all employees working indoors are 
informed about and offered opportunities to be vaccinated. 
Outdoor din-ing can accommodate up to six 
people per table from 3 different households.
• Indoor Shopping Malls can increase capacity to 50% with common areas remaining closed; 
food courts can open at 25% capacity adhering to the restaurant guidance for indoor dining.
• Institutes of Higher Education can re-open all permitted activities with required safety 
modifications except for residential housing which remains under current re-strictions for the 
Spring semester.
• Schools are permitted to re-open for in-person instruction for students in grades 7-12 
adhering to all state and county directives.
• Private gatherings can occur indoors with up to 3 separate households, with masking and 
distancing required at all times. People who are fully vaccinated can gather in small numbers indoors 
with other people who are fully vaccinated without required masking and distancing.
Businesses must implement all the requirements in the sector specific Public Health proto-cols. 
It is critical that directives and infection protocols are followed to minimize COVID-19 spread as 
much as possible. The comprehensive protocols for all sectors that reopen will be posted online. 

On March 10, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health published a modified 
Health Officer Order to reflect changes for individuals who are fully vaccinated to align with the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new guidelines and interim public health 
The guidance provides that fully vaccinated individuals may resume certain activities, such as 
gath-ering with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing; 
visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe 
COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing; and refraining from 
quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic. 
The Department of Public Health recommends that fully vaccinated people should continue to:

• Take steps to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet 
apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. These precautions should 
be taken whenever they are:
• In public 
• Gathering with unvaccinated people from more than one other household 
• Visiting with an unvaccinated person who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease 
or who lives with a person at increased risk.
• Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings 
• Watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if after contact with someone who is 
sick. If they have symptoms of COVID-19, they should get tested and stay home and away from 

• California had a 79.9% increase in 
the number of residents staying home during 
the pandemic. 
• California saw a bigger increase in 
residents staying home than any other state. 
• Right now, 13,677,172 California 
residents are staying at home. Compare that 
with 7,603,418 people a year ago. 

Cases 1,208,913Deaths 22,404 

Cases Deaths 
Pasadena 11,003 322 
East Pasadena 214 8 

Arcadia 2,620 119 
Uninc Arc 604 14 
Bradbury 35 0 
Duarte 2,263 89 
Uninc Duarte 840 10 
Monrovia 3,098 70 
Uninc Monrovia 363 1 
Sierra Madre 454 13 
South Pasadena 1,283 39 
Altadena 3,229 65 

TESTING 5,925,597 

VACCINES 2,415,460SECOND DOSES 814,593 

Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 1208024*

• Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas) 1145437 
• Long Beach 51584 
• Pasadena 11003 
Deaths 22304 

• Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas) 21113 
• Long Beach 869 
• Pasadena 322 
Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)
• 0 to 4: 22525 
• 5 to 11: 54465 
• 12 to 17: 68307 
• 18 to 29: 270449 
• 30 to 49: 380928 
• 50 to 64: 221443 
• 65 to 79: 88384 
• over 80: 32129 

• Under Investigation 6807 
Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)
• Female: 580698 
• Male: 542528 
• Other: 579 

• Under Investigation 21632 
Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

• American Indian/Alaska Native 1920 
• Asian: 52117 
• Black: 41616 
• Hispanic/Latino: 566348 
• Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 4153 
• White: 117962 
• Other: 106315 
• Under Investigation: 255943 

• Hospitalized (Ever) 78842 
Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

• American Indian/Alaska Native 42 
• Asian 2698 
• Black 1643 
• Hispanic/Latino 11088 
• Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 100 
• White 4921 
• Other 422 
• Under Investigation 199 
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