Cases of COVID continue to surge as the highly transmissible Omicron variant circulates. L.A. County Health Department has modified its Health Officer Order to include additional safety measures to reduce transmission risks, knowing that vaccinations alone are not sufficient to prevent spread of Omicron.
By News Desk
As soon as possible, but no later than January 17th, employers are required to provide their employees who work indoors in close contact with others with upgraded masks: well-fitting medical grade masks, surgical masks, or higher-level respirators, such as N95 or KN95 masks. These upgraded masks are better at blocking virus particles from going through the mask.
The new modifications include an alignment with the State Public Health Officer Order changing attendance thresholds at mega events:
- For outdoor mega events, the new attendance threshold has been lowered to 5,000 attendees.
- For indoor mega events, the new threshold is 500 attendees.
- Operators of mega events, performance venues, movie theaters, and entertainment venues are responsible for the messaging, signage, and compliance of masking requirements, unless spectators or customers are actively eating or drinking, preferably in designated dining areas.
Lastly, masks must always be worn indoors at card room gaming tables, except when participants are actively eating or drinking in designated dining areas.
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