Effective November 29, the city of Los Angeles will fine businesses that do not ask for proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor areas.

Businesses and public locations in violation of the order may face a $1,000 citation after a second violation and $2,000-$5,000 citations thereafter—carried out by the Department of Building and Safety.

The SafePassLA order went unenforced since Nov. 9, with indoor restaurants, gyms, nail salons, tattoo parlors, barbershops, movie theaters and more being required to ask patrons for proof of vaccination.

Both outdoor and indoor “mega events” such as arenas stadiums are also required to ask for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Negative COVID-19 tests may be shown in the form of printed document, email or text message. It must be taken within 72 hours of the event and show the test provider or laboratory.

No longer included in the order are malls and shopping centers as the city said it would be too hard to enforce due to multiple entrances.

A lesser restrictive portion of the order states that patrons dining in outdoor areas of a restaurant do not need to show proof of vaccination.

Children younger than 12 will also not be asked for proof of vaccination.

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