Vaccine Order Looms for LA Restaurants, Theaters, Gyms and Malls



LA City Council will vote on an ordinance on Wednesday where customers may be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to enter restaurants, theaters, gyms and malls.

The ordinance was introduced by Chairman of the Board Nury Martinez and City Councilor Mitch O’Farrell and could potentially be applied to all indoor facilities as early as November 4.

Martinez and Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer will speak on the potential order on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m., detailing in more detail what the order could involve.

Current county ordinances have already been applied to indoor and outdoor ‘mega-events’, with indoor arenas requiring proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend events at Staples Center and other venues. indoor concert. The same goes for outdoor “mega-events” such as the Dodger games and Hollywood Bowl concerts.

“This amended order from the health official aligns with the continued need to reduce the risk of transmission and increase immunization coverage,” Ferrer said of the county’s measures at a supervisory board meeting on September 15. “This is a reasonable path forward that will position us to be better able to break the surge cycle.”

Daily COVID-19 positive cases and current hospitalizations have continuously declined in LA County, both falling below 1,000 on Tuesday.



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