LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, lounges and nightclubs next month.
The new initiative in the nation's most populous county begins Oct. 7, with proof of at least one vaccine dose required.
According to the county's Department of Public Health, proof of full vaccination will be mandatory by Nov. 4.
Health officials strongly recommend the same precautions for indoor restaurants but have not chosen to mandate proof of vaccination for them.
The new restrictions come ahead of the holiday season, which brought a massive surge to Los Angeles last year.