As predicted by many, once Gov. Newsom survived the recall, there would be a deluge of new COVID rules.
As foreseen by many Legal Insurrection fans and me, once Governor Gavin Newsom survived the recall effort, new COVID mandates and restrictions would be unleashed across the state.
Los Angeles Country quickly released plans for new requirements on indoor bars, nightclubs, breweries, and wineries, mandating patrons offer proof of vaccination before they can enter the premises.
Los Angeles County is planning on issuing a new health officer order later this week that will require proof of vaccination for indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. The order will also require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for outdoor mega-events, including Dodgers, Rams and Chargers games, County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors Wednesday.
The order will require customers and employees at the indoor nightlife establishments to have at least one dose of vaccine by Oct. 7 and receive their second by Nov. 4.
According to Ferrer, the order will strongly recommend, but not require, vaccine verification for indoor portions of restaurants.
Mega-events will also be impacted by new rules.
The order will also require all attendees, employees and participants of outdoor “mega-events” — those attended by 10,000 or more people — to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours.
“This modified health officer order aligns with the continued need to reduce risk of transmission and increase vaccination coverage,” Ferrer told the county Board of Supervisors. “This is a reasonable path forward that will position us to be better able to break the cycle of surges.
However, the COVID-mandate-excess isn’t confined to the greater Los Angles area either.
San Francisco and Berkeley require customers age 12 and older in indoor restaurants, bars and gyms to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.
Contra Costa County, the Bay Area’s third most populous, has ordered those customers to either show proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test result.
Palm Springs and neighboring Cathedral City have ordered patrons 12 and older to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test to enter indoor restaurants and bars.
Starting Oct. 11, West Hollywood will require patrons 18 and older to show proof they are fully vaccinated to enter indoor restaurants, bars, clubs, theaters and gyms, as well as personal care establishments, including barbershops, nail salons and tanning services.
Good luck enforcing all of this!
— Bucky Gruntz (@BuckyGruntz) September 15, 2021
The venues will just support self attestation and nothing will change…
— no (@russian_bot_123) September 15, 2021
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