Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing that Los Angeles County has been approved to further reopen additional sectors of our regional economy:

“After working in close partnership with the State’s Department of Public Health, LA County has received approval to allow barbershops and hair salons to re-open and to allow dining-in at food establishments, all with limited capacity and strict safety protocols.

“We are only able to take this important step forward because everyone did their part. As we move along in our progress to reopen, let’s continue to keep our guard up. This highly contagious virus hasn’t disappeared; it is still out there, imposing a real threat to our communities. We cannot go back to business as usual. I urge everyone to continue doing their part by abiding to physical distancing and face covering requirements and by adhering to our new public health guidelines for reopened businesses. While our measures to reopen will provide economic relief to our workers and small businesses, extreme caution must be taken to prevent another spike in confirmed cases and fatalities. We must remember that our communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, and they will likely continue to bear the brunt if the coronavirus comes back with a vengeance.”

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Contact: Rosa Maria Santana, Deputy Director of Communications, rsantana@bos.lacounty.gov