The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote on whether to eliminate the need for many indoor businesses and large outdoor events to verify that customers have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote Wednesday on whether many indoor business and large outdoor events will end a requirement to verify that customers have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Council President Nuri Martinez’s proposal would make vaccination verification voluntary in organizations such as restaurants, bars, gyms and personal care businesses.
Passing this measure requires at least 12 votes to meet the council’s “urgency” threshold and so it can be implemented quickly. A simple majority will also approve the measure, but if it does, it will not be effective for a few weeks.
The council voted 13-1 last week to approve the measure, but it needed a unanimous vote at the time, which meant a second vote.
Councilman Mike Bonin said at the time that he had voted against the requirement because of concerns about the spread of the new virus.
“I know we seem to be out of the forest. Looks like we’re all going back to normal. But there are always new variations and new strains, ”Bonin said, adding that he hoped he was wrong.