LA County remains one requirement short of leaving state watch list

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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 AngelesEater Los Angeles

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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

Note: This article first appeared on Los Angeleno and is shared with their permission in partnership with the Los Angeles Wave. You can subscribe for news and features from Los Angeleno here.

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