All L.A. County employees will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 by October 1.
The executive order was given by L.A. County Supervisor Chair Hilda L. Solis, who said the county is “prepared to lead.”
“… we are once again demonstrating to employers across the County that we are prepared to lead by example and set a standard for slowing the spread – just as we did when reinstating indoor masking, which has since been emulated by varying degrees by the CDC, the State, and localities across the country,” Solis said. “We must all be prepared to come together and do our part to protect one another and get this virus under control once more.”
With both California and L.A. County being under a state of emergency, Board of Supervisors Chair Solis has the authority to give executive orders, “for the protection of life and property where necessary to preserve the public order of safety.”
The mandate is effective immediately and will apply to 110,000 employees in all county departments. Religious and medical exemptions may be given and Solis said the October deadline gives employees time to consult with their healthcare providers.