Are you going to the LA County bar? Take your ID and COVID-19 vaccine card – Daily News


Anyone working or frequenting an indoor bar, cellar, brewery, nightclub or lounge in Los Angeles County will be required to show proof of at least partial vaccination against COVID-19 from late tonight.

The new rule – which according to the county health ordinance takes effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight – recommends, but does not require, vaccination checks for employees and patrons of indoor portions of restaurants.

When the health order takes effect, workers and customers will be required to show proof of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine from 11:59 p.m. Proof of a second dose will be required starting November 4.

The county’s order falls well short of the more restrictive regulations passed by Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday. This order, which takes effect on November 6 or 7, will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry to restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping malls, entertainment venues and personal care facilities in the city. from Los Angeles. The city’s ordinance, which does not include grocery stores and pharmacies, is considered the strictest of its kind in the country.

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the county has chosen to limit its vaccination requirements to facilities for adults, which are already required to verify the age of clients. She said adding vaccine control should not require additional staff or be unduly costly for businesses.

“Helping organizations and businesses to comply with targeted vaccination requirements over the coming months is a public health priority,” Ferrer said in a statement Wednesday. “We are grateful for our partnerships with businesses and cities to promote worker and resident safety. We need to work together to improve immunization coverage until we reach a level of immunization so high that the virus, or a new variant of the virus, would struggle to gain traction. The millions of people who are not vaccinated unfortunately represent opportunities for viral transmission and mutation. “

As of September 30, 78% of eligible Los Angeles County residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 69% are fully immunized.

Of the county’s total population of 10.3 million people, including those not yet eligible for vaccines, 67% have received at least one dose and 60% are fully immunized.


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