L.A. County is on the cusp of orange tier reopening, but public health officials say it’s too early to declare victory over COVID-19

Los Angeles County continued to edge closer this week to the orange tier in their reopening strategy for new COVID-19 infections, allowing more social distancing restrictions to be lifted or eased on a range of businesses, including restaurants, movie theaters, museums and shopping centers. But public health experts give a stark warning on easing restrictions amid highly contagious variants spreading fast around the U.S, even as the vaccine rollout picks up steam.