(Nov. 2, 2021) -- LA County's Dept. of Public Health today (Nov.2) offered a framework for lifting some masking requirements. Will LB -- with its independently run Health Dept. that has generally followed LA County's lead -- follow?
- For outdoor mega events of 10,000+ people, L.A. County case rates must demonstrate three consecutive weeks at or below moderate transmission as defined by the CDC (less than 50 new weekly cases per 100,000 residents; hospitalizations remain low and stable at or below 600 daily COVID hospitalizations for three consecutive weeks; 80% or more of county residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated; and there are no emerging reports of significantly circulating new variants of concern that threaten vaccine effectiveness.)
- For fewer than 1,000 people, including indoor offices and worksites, sites must have a vaccination verification process in place, and all employees and customers must be fully vaccinated, accommodating with additional requirements those employees with approved exemptions. Additionally, L.A. County metrics must meet all of the same standards as for lifting masking requirements at outdoor mega events.
- BUT indoor masking will remain required under federal and state requirements on public transit and transportation hubs (federal), and at TK-12 schools, childcare, and youth settings; healthcare settings; correctional facilities; homeless and emergency shelters and cooling centers; and indoor mega events involving more than 1,000 people (state).