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Imperial County moves into orange tier – prepares to lift more restrictions

Light at the end of the COVID tunnel - News 11's Arlette Yousif reports

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Imperial County Public Health Department announced Tuesday the Valley is set to move into the orange tier as soon as April 7.

The move will allow for larger indoor gatherings, and will let local businesses welcome even more customers into their stores.

California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy states that:

• Bars (where no meal is served): Open outdoors with modifications.
• Family entertainment centers: Open indoors with modifications. Max capacity 25% or 50% if guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
• Fitness centers and gyms: Open indoors with 25% max occupancy; indoor pools open at 25% occupancy.
• Movie theaters: Open indoors with 50% max occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer.
• Offices: Open indoors with modifications though telework is still encouraged.
• Places of worship: Open indoors with 50% max occupancy.
• Retail (including standalone grocers): Open indoors at full capacity with modifications.
• Restaurants: Open indoors with 50% max occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer.
• Shopping centers (including swap meets and indoor malls): Open indoors at full capacity with modifications; common areas must remain closed and food courts are at reduced capacity.
• Outdoor live events w/assigned seating: In-state visitors only. Max 33% capacity or 67% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination.

Outdoor private events of up to 100 people or 300 people if proof of full vaccination is provided and indoor live events with modified capacity limits are allowed as early as April 15.

Tuesday on News 11's Early Edition, Arlette Yousif breaks down the closer-to-normal possibilities moving forward.

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Arlette Yousif

Arlette Yousif joined KYMA in November 2020 as a Multi Media Journalist. She holds a BA in Journalism with a minor in Film. In 2019, she completed her internship at KLAS, a CBS affiliate station in Las Vegas.

While Arlette’s first love is writing, she is no stranger to the camera. Her background consists of acting, singing, hosting and even working for a major music producer. Even still, Arlette has worked in many different fields ranging from food service to hospitality and property management. Her first job was at her family restaurant when she was 14 years old. She danced around outside dressed as a clown waving a pizza box for the grand-reopening.

Arlette was born and raised in Southern California and spent about 6 years in Nevada before moving to Yuma.

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