LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Angelenos is guarding indoor restaurants, fitness centers, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care institutions and some urban buildings will technically have to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as of today – although enforcement of The new law did not begin until November 29.
The city’s SafePassLA regulation is one of the most stringent mandates of its kind in the country and covers all persons eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Accepted forms of proof of vaccination include:
a vaccination card issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or similar documentation issued by another foreign government agency;
a photocopy of a vaccination card or photograph stored on a telephone or electronic device;
a personal digital COVID-19 vaccination record issued by the State of California or similar documentation issued by another state, local or foreign government jurisdiction or by a private company; and – documentation of a COVID-19 vaccination from a healthcare provider.
Persons performing over the age of 18 must also show identification with their vaccination certificate.
On Monday, officials will begin seeking out the city and announcing the new policy, but actual enforcement will not begin until November 29. Companies that violate the Regulation will be fined $ 1,000 for a second violation, a $ 2,000 fine for a third violation, and a $ 5,000 fine for a fourth and subsequent violation.
People can be exempted from the mandate if they have medical conditions that limit their ability to be vaccinated or a “sincere religious belief” according to the executive order. These exceptions must be reviewed by the place the person is trying to enter.
Persons who are exempt will be able to use outdoor areas on site, but if they are not available, they may be allowed to enter the indoor area by providing evidence of a negative COVID-19 test that was performed within 72 hours.
The regulation also requires 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 stricter than the Los Angeles County requirement that applies to outdoor events with 10,000 or more people. more people.
The Los Angeles County rules, which are less expansive than the city’s, went into effect Thursday and also require people who patronize or work in an indoor bar, winery, brewery, nightclub or lounge in the county to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19.
“ We have spent too much time imposing restrictions on people who did their part by being vaccinated and wearing their masks. We must both limit the transmission of the virus and make it inconvenient for those who are unvaccinated to have access to indoor venues and endanger lives. The effort is too high, ” said Council Chairman Nury Martinez during the city council’s approval of the regulation.
The final approval of the city ordinance was given by 11-2 votes by council members on October 6th.
“Vaccination of multiple Angelenos is our only way out of this pandemic, and we must do everything in our power to keep pushing those numbers up,” Garcetti said in a statement after the council vote.
“These new rules will encourage more people to get shot, and make companies safer for workers and customers – so we can save more lives, better protect the vulnerable and make our communities even safer as we fight this pandemic.”
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Thursday that the county is experiencing a slight increase in COVID-19 transmission, but other pandemic tracking measurements, including the number of hospitalized people, have fallen on a plateau.
The average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus was 1.6% from Thursday, up from 1.2% a week earlier.
The county’s vaccination rate remained largely unchanged last week compared to the week before, when 80% of eligible residents aged 12 and over received at least one dose and 72% were fully vaccinated. Among all 10.3 million residents, including those who were not eligible for the shot, 69% had received one dose and 62% were fully vaccinated.
Children ages 5-11 were eligible for the shooting last week, a group that includes about 900,000 children in Los Angeles County.
For more information on the new city rules, go to https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/recovery/safepassla.