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L.A. County to Reopen Indoor Malls, Nail Salons

The L.A. County Department of Public Health announced Thursday it will revise its rules to allow nail salons and shopping malls to resume indoor operations with limited capacity.Nail salons were allowed to reopen indoors Thursday at 25 percent capacity. The Public Health Department advised outdoor operations should continue as much as possible.Indoor shopping malls will be allowed to reopen Oct. 7 with an occupancy limit of 25 percent. Food courts and common areas remain shut to prevent the virus from spreading through crowds.

The department added cardrooms and casinos will be allowed to reopen Oct. 5 for outdoor operations only. They will not be allowed to serve food or drinks.The announcement comes two days after the County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the reopening of brewery and winery tasting rooms that partner with a third-party food vendor. Until then, the county had not allowed breweries and wineries without restaurant licenses to resume service.Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said in a statement that as more sectors reopen, county officials will look to coronavirus infection data to inform their next moves.“We must be sure that every business or sector that is reopening complies with 100 percent of the safety directives,” she said. “If the new reopenings result in increased community transmission, our recovery journey may need to slow down.”

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