With the county easing its COVID-19 masking and vaccine-verification rules, the Los Angeles City Council took another step Wednesday (March 9) toward ending the city’s mandate requiring proof of vaccination to enter many indoor establishments and large outdoor events.
The council voted 12-0 to have the city attorney write a new ordinance making proof of COVID-19 vaccination voluntary for businesses. Approval will require another vote, and it was not immediately clear when the revised rules will go into effect.
The city ordinance, which went into effect November 8, requires people over age 12 to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care establishments and some city buildings. The law also requires people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative SARS-CoV-2 test to attend outdoor events with 5,000 or more people.