Yesterday, it was announced that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges in Los Angeles County under a forthcoming health order one that officials say will help further armor the region against another coronavirus wave.
Per the LA Times:
The mandate will also apply to employees of those establishments and require that both they and patrons have at least one vaccine dose by Oct. 7 and are fully vaccinated by Nov. 4, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer announced during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
“This is a reasonable path forward that will position us to to be better able to break the cycle of surges,” she told the board.
Under the new order, participants and workers at outdoor “mega events” with more than 10,000 attendees will also need to provide proof of vaccination or show that they’ve recently tested negative for coronavirus infection. That requirement is already in place for indoor events where at least 1,000 people are present.
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Universal Studios Hollywood, L.A.’s theme park, will be included in this new mandate. Currently the theme park is only requiring face masks be worn when indoors, per their website.
The State of California strongly recommends that when you visit Universal Studios Hollywood you be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, obtain a negative COVID-19 test result prior to visiting, or wear a face covering. Guests who are not fully vaccinated should wear a face covering during their visit. All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face coverings indoors. Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.
Since vaccinations will now be mandatory in L.A. county we could see face masks going away (possibly completely) in time for the holiday season if things head back in a positive direction!