LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles County Department of Health on Friday officially announced its latest COVID-19 health order requiring customers at certain outdoor and indoor venues provide proof of vaccination.
Patrons at bars, lounges, breweries, wineries and nightclubs will have to show proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 7 and proof of full vaccination by Nov. 4.READ MORE: Westbound 91 Freeway To Shut Down All Weekend In Corona
Visitors to so called mega-outdoor events of 10,000 people or more, as well as amusement parks, will also have to show either proof of vaccination or provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.
“This modified health officer order aligns with the continued need to reduce risk for transmission and increase vaccination coverage, and it offers us a reasonable path forward and hopefully positions us to be able to better break the cycle of surges,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, LA County Health Director.READ MORE: Bronze Statue Of Surfing Pioneer Joyce Hoffman Goes Up In Dana Point
Health officials also strongly recommended that restaurants follow a similar vaccine verification system, though it is not currently required.
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