On October 6, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an vaccine mandate requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter indoor public spaces.
The L.A. indoor vaccine mandate will go into effect on November 4 and may affect several Los Angeles businesses.
While L.A. County has established indoor vaccine mandates of its own that also affect the city, the ordinance signed by Mayor Garcetti does not extend to the entire county.
The L.A. City indoor vaccine mandate will be more restrictive than that of the county and neither the L.A. County Supervisors, nor L.A. Public Health have indicated that they would follow the footsteps of the city.
Another wrinkle within the county are the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena having their own public health entities that have the power to create their own orders, but often align with L.A. Public Health anyway.
There have also been vaccine orders affecting state employees, county employees and outdoor “mega events,” but this article will focus specifically on the public indoor spaces.
With that said, here are they key differences between the Los Angeles City orders and Los Angeles County orders for showing proof of vaccination for in public indoor spaces.
Los Angeles County Vaccine Orders For Indoor Spaces
These orders blanket all of Los Angeles County, including the city, and have been in effect since October 7. Under the county orders created by the L.A. County Health Officer, proof of vaccination or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hurs, must be shown to enter the following indoor spaces.
- Night Clubs
- Indoor ‘Mega Events’ of more than 1,000 people, including professional sports arenas such as Staples Center, The Forum in Inglewood, and even popular entertainment venues such as the Hollywood Palladium, or the Pantages Theater. If you plan on watching a large-scale event such as a Laker Game, concert, or play, it is very likely that the Health Officer Order will be in effect.
Los Angeles City Vaccines Order For Indoor Spaces
For the City of Los Angeles, all of the situations listed for the county order above, apply for the city.
On top of that, the upcoming November 4 order will add to the list of places where proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours, will be required.
Regardless of vaccination status, patrons may enter these areas briefly to pick up and pay for orders or use the restroom, but can face fines up between $1,000 to $5,000, otherwise.
The 15 districts affected in Los Angeles include popular areas such as downtown L.A., Hollywood, Silver Lake and even Echo Park.
The indoor order may additionally affect:
- Indoor Restaurants
- Indoor Gyms
- Movie Theaters
- Indoor Nail Salons
- Indoor Hair Salons
- Barber Shops
- Indoor Tattoo Parlors
- Piercing Studios
- Massage Therapy Centers
- Cosmetology Centers
- Esthetician Services
- Indoor Spas
- Yoga Studios
- Dance Studios
- Indoor City Facilities
- Indoor Shopping Malls
In Los Angeles County, about 78% of people have received at last one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 69% being fully vaccinated.