Proof Of Vaccination At Restaurants, Gyms And More Begins Monday
Starting Monday, patrons of indoor restaurants, gyms, museums, beauty salons and recreation centers in the city of L.A. will have to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
Businesses are tasked with checking vaccination status before letting customers inside, and will be required to cross-check vaccination proof with photo IDs for patrons who are 18 or over.
Proof of vaccination can include:
- a vaccination card issued by a health care provider,
- a vaccination card issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
- a similar documentation from a foreign governmental agency for visitors from other countries,
- a photocopy of a vaccination card,
- a photograph of that card stored on your phone, or
- a digital COVID-19 vaccination record issued by the State of California or another state.
Individuals attending large outdoor events will also need to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test.
Enforcement of the new rules will begin on Nov. 29. At that point, businesses could be fined $1,000 or more for violating the ordinance.
Patrons can be exempted from the mandate for a medical condition or a “sincerely held religious belief.”
For detailed information on how to obtain your digital vaccine record, check out our guide.