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City of LA’s strict COVID vaccine proof warrant for restaurants, cafes and gyms takes effect – CBS Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Under one of the country’s most radical new laws, as of Monday, anyone who visits the interior of a long list of establishments – including restaurants, cafes, gyms, bars and lounges – in the city of Los Angeles, will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Bartender Amanda Larson helps customers at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. in Van Nuys on October 29, 2021. (Hans Gutknecht / MediaNews Group / Los Angeles Daily News / Getty Images)

Although the SafePassLA ordinance goes into effect on Monday, it will not be fully implemented until November 29.

Under the ordinance, which was approved by LA City Council in early October, customers aged 12 and older will be required to show either:

  • A physical vaccination card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • A photocopy of a vaccination record or a photograph stored on his phone,
  • A digital vaccination record issued by the State of California or a state, local or foreign jurisdiction, or a licensed private company.
  • Documentation of a COVID-19 vaccine from a healthcare provider.

Anyone aged 18 and over will also need to provide identification.

The order also requires people to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend outdoor events with 5,000 or more people.

The ordinance will apply to:

  • Restaurants, bars, fast food establishments, cafes, tasting rooms, cafeterias, food courts, breweries, wineries, distillery banquet halls and hotel ballrooms.
  • Gyms and fitness rooms, including leisure facilities, fitness studios (including for yoga, pilates, dance and barre), boxing gyms, training camps and facilities that organize indoor group fitness classes.
  • Entertainment and leisure venues including cinemas, shopping malls, concert halls, performance halls, adult entertainment venues, commercial event and party venues, sports arenas, convention centers, exhibition halls, museums , shopping malls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, room cards, family entertainment centers, billiard and pool halls, play areas and game centers.
  • Personal care establishments, including spas, nail salons, barber shops, barber shops, tanning salons, beauticians, skin care, tattoo parlors, body piercing parlors, and massage therapy centers, unless medically necessary.

When the new law begins to apply on November 29, businesses that violate it will be fined $ 1,000 for a second offense, $ 2,000 for a third offense, and $ 5,000 for a fourth offense and the following.

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A 24-hour fitness center in Woodland Hills began asking for vaccination cards several days before the mandate went into effect.

“Absolutely, yeah, getting them ready, so when they come in it’s transparent, Wendy Wooten, general manager of 24 Hour Fitness, told CBSLA Monday. “And they can just continue their fitness journey when they come in.”

Wooten said members will only need to provide proof once. After that, it will be registered in the 24 hour online system.

“They only show it once. We have a verification process on our system. So that they can go to another club, and it will show that we have checked their vaccination.

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People can be exempt from the warrant if they have medical conditions that restrict their ability to be vaccinated or a “sincere religious belief,” according to the order. These exemptions will need to be reviewed by where the person is trying to enter.

Exempted people will be able to use the exterior areas of the location, but if they are not available, they may be allowed to enter the interior area by providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was performed within 72 time.

According to the latest figures, 80% of eligible Los Angeles County residents aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 72% are fully immunized.

Children ages 5 to 11 became eligible for injections last week, a group that includes about 900,000 LA County residents.

For more information on SafePassLA, click here.