COVID-19 Community Update – June 2, 2021

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As shared at this morning’s President’s Briefing, Los Angeles County remains in the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, with a current adjusted case rate of 0.7 cases per 100,000 people. 

Along with governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement to reopen California’s economy on June 15, some state health officials have noted nearly all sectors and businesses will be able to return to usual operations without capacity limits and without distancing requirements. 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) announced during a teleconference last week that it would follow the state’s lead in implementing its objectives and will revise its travel advisory to align with the state’s guidelines. While the LACDPH will apply stricter guidelines for schools, it has not yet been determined whether those guidelines will be recommended for colleges and universities. However, based on the most recent data, and assuming trends do not reverse, the LACDPH believes in-person gatherings during the fall semester will likely not require face coverings, social distancing requirements, classroom capacity limits, or occupancy restrictions in residence halls.

Cal/OSHA, whose safety rules for California workplaces currently require the wearing of masks and social distancing at worksites, will convene on June 3, 2021, to vote on an updated masking and social distancing policy, which, if approved, would go into effect on July 31, 2021.