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22 Sep

September 2021 California HR Legal Updates

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L.A. County to Modify Health Order on Businesses Required to Provide Proof of Vaccination

Update Applicable to:

Employers in Los Angeles County with employees working in indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, night clubs, and lounges.

What happened?

On September 17, 2021, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) released a modified Health Officer Order to expand vaccine verification and requirements to businesses and customers.

What are the details?

Public Health released a modified Health Office Order on September 17, 2021. The modified order would require customers and employees at bars, breweries, wineries, night clubs, and lounges to have at least one dose of the vaccine by October 7, 2021, and both doses by November 4, 2021.

Vaccine verification will also be required for customers and employees at indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, night clubs, and lounges. These establishments are primarily attended by adults and already require patrons to show identification. Public Health will prepare a toolkit to assist businesses in confirming vaccinations and will provide education and support to those establishments requesting assistance. While not required, vaccine verification at indoor portions of restaurants is also recommended.

The modified order can be read here.

An article detailing the modified order can be read here.

What do employers need to do?

Employers should review the modified Health Officer Order here and their current vaccination and verification policies as well as any other applicable policies and procedures to stay in compliance with the new law by both dates of October 7, 2021 for at least one dose and November 4, 2021 for both doses.

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