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Los Angeles requires COVID vaccine at indoor bars

Los Angeles requires COVID vaccine at indoor bars

Los Angeles County is set to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at indoor bars and other nightlife destinations, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The new health department will be issued on Friday and will require customers and workers to have a dose at least once before October 7 and be fully vaccinated by November 4, the report said.

In addition, lawmakers are considering a law that requires gymnasts to also have had at least one dose, according to the article.

Health officials drafted the mandate to combat the rising Delta variant, though the county has seen a nearly 50 percent drop in cases over the past month, health statistics showed.

“This is a reasonable way forward that will enable us to better break the cycle of surges,” Health Director Barbara Ferrer reportedly said during Wednesday’s board meeting.

Two-thirds of LA residents are at least partially vaccinated.

New York City required proof of vaccination at indoor bars, restaurants and gyms in mid-August.

A health care professional completes a Covid-19 vaccination card at a health event in a predominantly Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.
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