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News | 10.07.2021

Los Angeles Now Requires Proof Of Vaccination To Do Pretty Much Everything

The fight against COVID-19 continues.

Yesterday morning, the L.A. City Council passed a mandate that requires customers and guests to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon entering businesses like restaurants, bars, theaters, museums, and stores.

As of Nov. 4, guests, clients, and customers 18+ and employees will have to show proof of full vaccination. The new law only applies to the city of Los Angeles, so other businesses in L.A. County can generate their own (similar) rules. Some of the law’s exemptions include those who claim to have a medical or religious reason for not getting vaccinated. They will have to provide a negative coronavirus test taken within the previous 72 hours.

If businesses do not abide by the new ordinance, they’re let off with a warning at first, a $1,000 fine for the second time, and a $5,000 fine for the following violations. The fines will go into effect on Nov. 29.

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For West Hollywood, these businesses include;

  1. Establishments where food or drink is served indoors, including, but not limited to; restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theaters, cannabis consumption lounges, and entertainment venues;
  2. Health/Fitness facilities, including, but not limited to; gyms, recreation facilities, yoga studios, dance studios, and other fitness establishments, where any patrons engage in cardiovascular, aerobic, strength training, or other exercise involving elevated breathing; and
  3. Personal Care Establishments that include businesses that offer personal care services such as but are not limited to, esthetician, skincare and cosmetology services, non-medical electrology, body art professional, tattoo parlors, microblading, and permanent makeup, piercing shops, massage therapy (non-healthcare), tanning services, nail salons, hair salons, and barbershops.

Whether your proof is on a phone, a vaccine card, or a slip of paper, make sure to have it handy when entering local businesses and institutions.

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