Newsom says state about to hit vaccination target, letting most SoCal counties shift to red tier

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles and other Southern California counties could move into the state’s less restrictive red tier as soon as this weekend, allowing more businesses to reopen.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, at an event in South Gate, said the state is about to hit a key target that allows counties to accelerate their shifts to less-restrictive tiers.

The state has been working to improve vaccine distribution to the hardest-hit communities and set a goal of 2 million doses distributed to those communities as a metric for allowing more tier shifts. The state is expected to hit that 2 million mark by Friday.

Southern California counties remain under the purple tier, but four counties could be ready for a shift to the red tier after the state hits that mark.

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