Cardrooms and entertainment centres in California allowed to reopen

Cardrooms in Los Angeles can reopen with limited capacity.
Cardrooms in Los Angeles can reopen with limited capacity.

Cardrooms and other entertainment centres have been allowed to reopen with capacity restrictions in some counties in California.

US.- Los Angeles County has begun the first stage of easing Covid-19 restrictions, with several venues including cardrooms and family entertainment centres able to open outdoors, but still with restrictions and protocols.

According to the Associated Press, the county of 10 million people was one of several counties, including neighbouring Orange County, that have moved into the state’s second-least restrictive orange tier amid low Covid-19 case rates and increased vaccinations.

LA public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer has announced the loosening of measures allows restaurants, theatres, museums, churches and other houses of worship to allow people indoors at 50 per cent capacity. Bars that don’t serve food can operate outdoors, and bowling alleys and cardrooms can operate indoors at 25 per cent capacity.

Tables have to be placed at least eight feet apart and there can be no live entertainment. There is also an alcohol curfew at 10pm.

Meanwhile, California is expanding vaccine eligibility to all adults from April 15.

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