Hello LA citizens! Amid covid-19 upswing, a new rule is breaking out to restrict your minimal getaways, more specifically LA county indoor events. People planning to hop in to go to an indoor cafe to munch or nightclub to twerk in Los Angeles County will need proof of COVID-19 vaccination soon. While going to a theme park or a huge outdoor event means you’ll need either vaccination or a negative COVID test, the county’s public health director said today. Restrictions will be included in a new Health Officer Order, which will be issued by Friday, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday. The goal is to increase vaccination rates against the virus.
What’s covered in the new law?
All patrons and employees in bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs, and lounges with indoor areas will be required to show proof of vaccination under the order. By the 7th of October, all customers and employees will require one dose of vaccine, followed by a second dose on the 4th of November. It will be essential if you want to attend any of the LA county indoor events. What about the employees? The order recommends but does not compel vaccination validation for employees and customers in restaurants with indoor areas. On Wednesday, the Hollywood Bowl, one of the affected outdoor venues, announced that it would begin requiring vaccines and testing for people in the audience on September 24.
What needs to be present in the proof?
Officials with LA County Public Health say the record will include the person’s name, the type of COVID-19 vaccine used, and the date the doses were administered to him. The proof can be displayed as the immunization card itself, a photo of the card as a separate document, or as data on a phone or other electronic device. That means you should always carry a photo of your vaccination proof in your mobile phone so that you can smack it out whenever required. Actual evidence of negative COVID tests must also include the name, type, and result of the test, as well as photo identification. The date of a COVID test must be taken 72 hours before the event and can be a printed copy or an email or text statement on the phone from the test provider or laboratory.
Public Health Barbara Ferrer informed the Panel of Supervisors that the new order “aligns with the continued need to reduce transmission risk and enhance vaccination coverage.” Ferrer stated that the county intends to consult with operators of all impacted venues about possible implementation strategies. She pointed out that the requirement for vaccine verification in indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs, and lounges should not be burdensome for the businesses, as they already have to check patrons’ IDs to ensure they are drinking age.
We’ll be in a better position to break the cycle of surges if we take this path forward. According to her, county health authorities “believe that targeted vaccine mandates are now a very effective technique for rapidly raising immunization coverage across our county and ending the pandemic.”
Ferrer stated that the pace of vaccination programs has slowed substantially in the county and that if this trend continues, more outbreaks and potentially deadly variants will emerge.
How has COVID been in California lately?
The California Department of Public Health has released crucial information on the coronavirus’s spread in Los Angeles County. A total of a whopping 1,437,099 people in the county have tested positive for the virus. The county has averaged fifteen hundred new cases and more than twenty new deaths every day during the last week. There were around a thousand new severe cases and 35 deaths reported on Tuesday.
It’s clear that these cases are on the rise in Los Angeles County, and the new rule will benefit residents. According to a standard statistical method used by The Times, an estimated 1.4 million persons have recovered from COVID-19 or are no longer contagious, which sounds like good news. Approximately 20,000 cases are still ongoing, though, on a darker side.
According to the newest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California currently has the lowest coronavirus case rate in the country, with the number of reported daily COVID-19 infections gradually dropping. Thrill-seekers will need to provide evidence of immunization or a negative COVID-19 test to access LA county indoor events.