As of Friday, April 1, the Los Angeles County mandate requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test for indoor “mega events,” is no longer in effect.

With the lifting of this order, both indoor and outdoor “mega events” in Los Angeles County no longer require guests to show proof of vaccination, as the order for outdoor mega events was lifted in February.

“As multiple COVID metrics continue to decline, the state is lifting the requirements for vaccine and test verification at indoor mega events starting April 1,” L.A. County Public Health said in a March 22 press release.

While arenas, theaters and other venues with a capacity of more than 1,000 may choose to continue asking for proof of vaccination, it will not be through order of L.A. Public Health. Arena and the Microsoft Theater, both venues that owned by the Anschutz Entertainment Group, have already announced that they would no longer ask for proof of vaccination for their upcoming events.

“Ticketed guests are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter Arena,” the updated Crypto Arena policy reads. “Remember, if you’re not feeling well, please stay home!”

L.A. County has recorded the lowest average of daily COVID-19 cases since July of 2020, according to  L.A. Public Health Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer.

Ferrer also noted that while the COVID-19 cases have declined by the thousands since the January Omicron variant surge, which saw daily cases reach more than 40,000, there has been a recent “leveling off” of cases, with L.A. County no longer seeing significant declining numbers.

“Although case rates of COVID-19 are lower now than during the surge in L.A. County, we do need to be prepared for the possibility that BA.2, or some other variant of concern could require additional interventions and mitigation,” Ferrer said during a media briefing Thursday.

LA Weekly