LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after California Department of Public Health released data on LA County’s eligibility to move out of the red tier and into the orange tier.

“I am so pleased to learn the good news that Los Angeles County is moving into the Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Our progress can only be explained by the hard work and commitment of our County residents, as well as the dedication and resiliency of our frontline heroes. Our residents have worn masks, remained physically distant, and have stepped up to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it was their turn.

It is my sincere hope that across the County, people can begin to feel a sense of relief that many of the activities we love are returning – from learning in a classroom, hugging a loved one, watching a baseball game in person, to dining at a local restaurant. Although these activities may look different, their return is a reflection of the County’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our neighbors.

As we enter what I hope to be the final months of this pandemic, I know our residents will continue doing their part to keep one another safe and put this pandemic behind us once and for all. I have no doubt that we will come out of this long year stronger and more united than ever before.”

CONTACT: Stephany Villaseñor, Communications Deputy, (213) 308-9017 or SVillasenor@bos.lacounty.gov