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LA County officials urge vaccination before COVID-19 variants gain foothold

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The five major counties in the greater Los Angeles area are now all in the state’s less-restrictive orange tier, allowing some businesses to reopen and others to expand their capacity.

Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties made the move Wednesday to join Los Angeles and Orange counties.

That means restaurants, houses of worship, and theaters are among the venues that can increase their capacity to 50% indoors.

To fully reopen quicker, health officials are urging everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated.

County health officials say it’s especially urgent to get vaccinated now before the more-contagious variants of the virus become more prevalent in the county.

On Wednesday, county health officials said for the…



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