By Emily Jo Wharry, Contributing Writer
Schools are beginning to allow more vulnerable student populations to return to classrooms.
Yesterday, L.A. County reported 196 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people, as well as a positivity rate of 10%. Of the six county safety thresholds tracked by the state of California, the one remaining in order for L.A. county to be removed from the watchlist is having fewer than 100 cases per 100,000. — CBS Los Angeles
The city’s COVID-19 outdoor dining program, which allows for restaurants to expand their seating onto sidewalks, parking lots and city streets, has been extended through 2020. Some lawmakers are considering making the program permanent. — ABC Los Angeles, Eater Los Angeles
LA hospitals that are participating in COVID-19 vaccine trials are undertaking outreach efforts to include more people of color in their patient groups. Black and Latino people in the U.S. are three times more likely to test positive for the virus and five times more likely to be hospitalized. — L.A. Times
Children with special needs or at-risk circumstances, such as homelessness or potential abuse, will be allowed to return to in-person schooling in groups no larger than 14 people. — NBC Los Angeles