LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis released the following statement as Los Angeles County prepares to enter the yellow tier.
“It gives me tremendous joy to see that Los Angeles County will be entering the Yellow Tier this week. Less than four months ago, the County was grappling with the worst of the winter surge, and now our case rates have fallen so low that we are preparing to enter the State’s least restrictive tier. This is once again a testament to our collective efforts to keep one another healthy and safe, and in doing so we have been presented with this opportunity. As Chair of the Board this year, I have remained committed to ensuring a safe re-opening of Los Angeles County that is not only supported by science and data but also rooted in equity.
To reach this momentous point where we are expanding capacity and opportunities in nearly all sectors and progressing toward our new normal way of life, we had to pursue big, innovative ideas. This includes the exploration of creative pathways to ensure our hardest hit and most vulnerable residents received access to the COVID-19 vaccines. My office has partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to identify hard-to-reach and highly impacted areas and deployed mobile clinics to vaccinate homebound residents, people experiencing homelessness, elderly residents, and other vulnerable communities.
Through the dedicated efforts of the County’s residents, departments, and businesses, who were committed to the safety and well-being of others, we are finally entering a much anticipated phase in our battle against COVID-19 – a further re-opening of all our favorite businesses, locations, and activities that welcomes back all the incredible things we love about Los Angeles County. We must continue with this progress by getting vaccinated as soon as we are able, and I remain committed to increasing access and lower barriers to the vaccines as much as possible.
Getting vaccinated has never been easier, which is why I encourage all residents 16 and older to get a vaccine. You can find a vaccination site near you at VaccinateLACounty.com or by calling 833-540-0473.”
Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov
Stephany Villaseñor, Communications Deputy, (213) 308-9017 or SVillasenor@bos.lacounty.gov