California Department of Public Health officials released new guidelines, permitting breweries, wineries and distilleries that don’t serve food to resume outdoor operations.
Starting Saturday, these businesses were allowed to reopen outdoors in counties in both purple and red tiers, with modifications, which include requiring reservations, giving patrons a 90-minute time limit and closing service by 8 p.m. Bars must remain closed until the orange, or moderate, tier.
Breweries, wineries and distilleries that serve food are to continue to be under the same rules as restaurants, per Public Health.
The updated health officer order released by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials Friday does not, however, appear to reflect these changes, and it is unclear whether the county will align with the state. County officials were unavailable for comment as of the publication of this story.
County Department of Public Health officials also released the following updated COVID-19 statistics Sunday:
New COVID-19 cases reported in L.A. County in the past 24 hours: 644
Total COVID-19 cases in L.A. County: 1,210,265
New deaths related to COVID-19 reported: 28
Total COVID-19 deaths in L.A. County: 22,474
Hospitalizations countywide: 951; 30% of whom are in the ICU.
Hospitalizations at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of March 10: 6, with 1,171 discharged since the onset of the pandemic.
COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley in the past 24 hours: 36, 30 of which came from the city of Santa Clarita.
Total COVID-19 cases in the SCV: 26,752
Total COVID-19 deaths in the SCV as of March 13: 279
The numbers of SCV cases, including all area health care providers’ daily figures and those at Pitchess Detention Center, broken down into region, are as follows:
City of Santa Clarita: 19,628
Unincorporated – Acton: 456
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 260
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 45
Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 807
Unincorporated – Castaic: 3,644 (majority of Castaic cases come from Pitchess Detention Center, exact number unavailable)
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 40
Unincorporated – Newhall: 66
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 1
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 15
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 17
Unincorporated – Saugus: 132
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 39
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 1,092
Unincorporated – Val Verde: 325
Unincorporated – Valencia: 185