The move by Gov. Gavin Newsom lets LA join the vast majority of California’s other counties, where restaurants and hair salons have already reopened with social-distancing rules in effect, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Newsom began greenlighting restaurants, retail shops and hair salons last week.
The LA area remains a coronavirus hot spot, however. As of Friday afternoon, it had nearly 50,000 confirmed cases, the fourth-highest of any county in the US, according to tracking by Johns Hopkins University.
Chicago had the most, at 74,521 cases. Queens and Brooklyn had the second- and third-highest numbers of cases at 54,000 and 48,700, respectively.