The November order will require proof of vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, gyms, shopping centers, entertainment venues or personal care establishments
A Los Angeles County health order requiring proof of coronavirus vaccination or a negative test went into effect late Thursday for patrons of indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges.
According to Granthshala 11 of Los Angeles, customers and employees must be at least partially vaccinated and need to take their second dose by November 4.
“So for those of you who are coming to those establishments frequently, and you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you need to start now so that you get your second dose to meet the November 4th deadline. Could,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said this week, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The order does not apply to indoor restaurants or outdoor venues, although those attending outdoor events with more than 10,000 people, including sporting events, theme parks and concerts, must also show proof of vaccination or a negative test.
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“Our only way out of this pandemic is to vaccinate more Angelenos, and we must do everything in our power to push those numbers forward,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement. “These new rules will encourage more people to take the shot, and make businesses safer for workers and customers – so we can save more lives, better protect vulnerable people and make our communities even safer as we Let’s fight this pandemic.”
According to Granthshala 11, the city order, which takes effect in November, will require anyone entering an indoor restaurant, gym, shopping center, entertainment venue or personal care establishment.
The order was passed by the city council and approved by Garcetti this week, Times informed of. According to Granthshala 11, it has one of the strictest vaccine mandates in the country.
Cities like New York City and San Francisco also have strict vaccine orders.
Los Angeles Council members Joe Buscano and John Lee opposed the measure. Lee called it “punitive against businesses,” which could face fines for violating the rules.
According to Fox11, Ferrer said, “the next few months are focused on helping organizations and businesses comply with targeted vaccination requirements.” “We are grateful for our partnership with businesses and cities to promote protection for workers and residents. We need to work together to improve vaccination coverage until we can reach a vaccination level so high The virus, or a new version of the virus, has trouble gaining traction. The millions of people who unfortunately remain unreported represent opportunities for viral transmission and change.”
As of the end of September, 78% of Los Angeles people 12 years of age and older had had at least one dose of the vaccine, Granthshala 11 informed of.
Health officials said the county has reported an average of 14 deaths a day from the virus, even though the figures for deaths and hospitalizations have dropped by nearly 50% since late August.