USA: City and County of Los Angeles to Consider Proof of Vaccination to Enter Public Spaces

This week, both the City and County of Los Angeles will be considering proposals that would require eligible individuals to show proof of vaccination before entering certain indoor public spaces.

  • On Tuesday, the County Board of Supervisors will be considering a motion (Hahn) that directs the Department of Public Health, County Counsel, and the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs to report back in 14 days on possible options for requiring vaccines.  The report-back asks those departments to look at other jurisdictions (i.e., France and New York) that have adopted similar mandates and analyze whether that policy should apply to all indoor public spaces or only certain non-essential businesses.  The motion can be found here.


  • On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council will be considering a motion (Martinez/O’Farrell/Harris-Dawson/Raman) that instructs the City Attorney to draft an ordinance requiring all eligible individuals to receive at least one dose of vaccination before entering indoor spaces.  This includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, bars, retail businesses, gyms, spas, and entertainment centers.  The motion also asks the City Attorney and Chief Legislative Analyst to report back with recommendations for compliance and an implementation strategy.  The motion can be found here.

Both proposals are moving very quickly and details are still being hashed out.  We will continue to update you as these motions progress.

UCBA’s website has a list of resources statewide to be able to schedule vaccination appointments.