L.A. considers sweeping COVID vaccine mandate for restaurants, gyms, malls and salons

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Bennett Erickson, left, general manager at Sunset Beer checks proof of vaccination for Anthony Trapanese, middle, and Caitlin Forst, right, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles County required to show proof of vaccination before entering. The report will consider whether a mandate should require one dose or full vaccination to enter certain locations, and whether the policy should apply to all indoor public spaces or certain nonessential businesses and events. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Bennett Erickson, left, serves Anthony Trapanese and Caitlin Forst after checking their vaccination status at Sunset Beer in Echo Park. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles is considering a sweeping law requiring adult customers to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, coffee shops, gyms, shopping centers, museums, movie theaters and hair and nail salons.

The plan, which the City Council will consider Wednesday, would be one of the strictest vaccine orders to date — and likely make demonstrating inoculation status part of the daily routine for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Angelenos.

The proposal also would require adult customers to show proof of vaccination to enter bowling alleys, arcades, cardrooms and pool halls, as well as personal care establishments such as tanning salons, skin care businesses, tattoo and piercing shops, and massage therapy settings except for treatment of a medical condition.


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Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Sept. 28, 2021

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards.

To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.


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