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L.A. City council members presented a motion Wednesday that would require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter indoor areas.

The motion presented by council president Nury Martinez and councilman Mitch O’Farrell would mirror that of New York City’s recently announced mandate, requiring proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor settings such as L.A. restaurants, bars, gyms, stores and entertainment venues.

“Enough is enough already,” Council President Martinez said. “Hospital workers are exhausted, moms who have put aside their careers are tired, and our kids cannot afford the loss of another school year. We have three vaccines that work and are readily available, so what’s it going to take? Our kids are about to return to school and the unvaccinated are putting their lives at risk every day. Ask your questions, talk to your doctor, and get the vaccine. Let’s put this behind us.”

The motion would instruct the L.A. city attorney to “report back” with a plan of action for businesses and stakeholders.

“Hard-working Angelenos, their customers, and the general public deserve to be safe in public spaces,” Councilmember O’Farrell said. “The vaccines are our most effective form of protection, and the time to act is now.”

LA Weekly