Patrons and employees will need to show proof of vaccination from October 7.
On Wednesday, L.A. County health officials announced that proof of vaccination will be necessary for high-risk settings. This includes bars, breweries, wineries, clubs and lounges. The new public health order will require employees and customers to have the first dose of the vaccine by October 7 and the second by November 4.
Public Health to Modify Health Officer Order Adding Vaccination Verification Requirements at Select High-Risk Settings. 37 New Deaths and 1,930 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. View https://t.co/vEPcjxbBEM pic.twitter.com/P2xPTtCII7
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) September 15, 2021
In addition to this, full vaccination verification or a negative test within 72 hours will be mandatory for all outdoor “mega events” — any event with 10,000 attendees or more. This is already in place for indoor mega events.
As evidence mounts affirming the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccination mandates are an increasingly important tool to prevent future COVID surges that cause widespread suffering. The modified Health Officer Order aligns with the continued need to reduce risk for transmission and increase vaccination coverage; this is a reasonable path forward that can position us to be better able to break the cycle of surges,” said Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer during the Wednesday meeting.
While no details of enforcement have been released, the updated order is expected to be released this week.