Home Adult entertainment LA City Council Considering Adjustments to COVID Vaccine Evidence Mandate – CBS Los Angeles

LA City Council Considering Adjustments to COVID Vaccine Evidence Mandate – CBS Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles City Council will consider on Friday whether to fine-tune the sweeping new mandate that went into effect earlier this week, requiring people to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to enter restaurants, cafes, gyms and many other types of establishments.

The SafePassLA mandate went into effect on November 8. The city, however, said it would not start enforcing it until November 29 to give businesses more time to comply.

The council will consider some changes, including removing “shopping malls and malls” from the list of indoor public spaces requiring proof of vaccination.

It is also considering requiring proof of vaccination only for those 12 and over, not for children 11 and under.

In its current structure, the ordinance applies:

  • 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 centers, 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, piercing parlors and massage therapy centers, unless medically necessary.

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.

When the new law begins to apply on November 29, companies 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.

The LA County rules, which are less extensive than the city’s, came into effect on November 4, also requiring people attending or working in an indoor bar, cellar, brewery, nightclub or lounge in the county are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.