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Los Angeles City Council vote on COVID vaccine mandate for indoor spaces postponed by a week

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Los Angeles City Council will have more time to review an order requiring people to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping malls, entertainment venues and personal care facilities. from November 4.

The vote was postponed for at least a week on Wednesday.

Starting October 21, indoor public spaces that fall under the ordinance would be required to display advisory notices on the vaccination requirement. The order would apply to:

– establishments that serve food or drink, including restaurants, bars, fast food establishments, cafes, tasting rooms, cafeterias, food courts, breweries, wineries, distillery banquet halls and hotel ball;

– gymnasiums 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;

– places of entertainment and recreation, 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, game rooms, family entertainment centers, billiard and pool halls, play areas and play centers; and

– personal care establishments, including spas, nail salons, hair salons, barber shops, tanning salons, beauticians, skin care, tattoo parlors, hair stores, piercing and massage therapy centers, unless medically required.

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People would be exempt from the warrant if they have any medical conditions that restrict their ability to be vaccinated or a “sincere religious belief,” which will be examined by where the person is trying to enter. Exempted people could 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.

Those who do not have an exemption or vaccination may also be allowed to use the exterior areas of the site and the interior part “for short and limited periods to use the toilet, order, collect or pay for food or drinks to go. “

The order would also require people to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend outdoor events with 5,000 or more people, which would be more stringent than the LA County requirement for them. outdoor events with 10,000 or more people.

The motion for the ordinance was passed by City Council 13-0 on August 11, with City Councilors John Lee and Joe Buscaino absent. Lee said in an email to voters two days later that the proposal was “arbitrary, inconsistent and would be essentially ineffective.”

Due to the emergency clause in the ordinance, the ordinance would need 12 yes votes in its second review next week, not the normal eight votes required.

The motion to seek the city attorney’s order was brought by Council Chairman Nury Martinez and City Councilor Mitch O’Farrell. He was supported by Councilor Nithya Raman and City Councilor Marqueece Harris-Dawson.
“COVID-19 could be eradicated if we had mass vaccinations across the country and around the world,” O’Farrell said before noting the US history of smallpox eradication and mostly eradication of polio by vaccination.

The ordinance would be similar to the policies of West Hollywood, New York and San Francisco. West Hollywood’s policy requiring adult customers entering many domestic businesses to submit proof of at least partial vaccination is effective October 7, with full vaccination required from November 4.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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