The Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday to lower its requirements for proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain indoor areas, days after it took effect.
The city council voted to allow children aged 5 to 11, who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test, to enter certain indoor spaces. Proof will not have to be shown, but over age 12 will still be required.
The original mandate required all people who were eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to show proof of vaccination or to provide a negative COVID-19 test, although this was approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Pfizer COVID-19. Emergency use authorization was passed before it was granted. 19 Vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.
The city council removed malls and shopping centers from the list of places that require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter.
The council has authorized the Department of Building and Security and law enforcement officials to fine businesses that disobey mandates of $1,000 for a second violation, $2,000 for a third violation, and $5,000 for subsequent violations.