The Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance on Oct. 6 that requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter many indoor businesses.
The council approved the motion on the ordinance with an 11-2 vote, with Councilman John Lee, 12th District, and Councilman Joe Buscaino, 15th District, voting no.
The ordinance applies to indoor restaurants, coffee shops, salons, gyms, movie theaters, shopping centers and museums. Customers may submit written exemptions for religious or medical reasons, but they must either show a negative COVID-19 test or use outdoor facilities.
Businesses in violation of the ordinance will face a warning for a first offense, and fines that increase up to $5,000 for a fourth violation. The city will begin issuing citations on Nov. 29.
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