Going somewhere that requires proof of vaccination? Here’s what you should know.
Los Angeles County announced Wednesday that vaccination will be required to enter indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. The county order will also require patrons and employees to have at least one vaccine dose by Oct. 7 and full vaccination by Nov. 4.
How to show proof of vaccination
When you visit a restaurant or business that is requesting proof of vaccination, you have several options when presenting your medical record.
You can have your white vaccine card at the ready or a photo of the card saved to your cellphone. A screenshot of the California Public Health digital record or CAIR record on your phone is also accepted.
Healthvana, Inc., partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in December of 2020 to provide another digital option for obtaining your vaccination record.
If you received at least one dose of the vaccine in L.A. County, you’ll get an email and a text message from Healthvana with a secure link. Clicking on the link will prompt you to enter your first and last name and your date of birth to confirm your identity. After being verified, you’ll have access to your digital vaccine record and have the option to download it to a digital wallet (Apple or Google).
Under the new order, participants and workers at outdoor “mega events” with more than 10,000 attendees will also need to provide proof of vaccination or show that they’ve recently tested negative for the coronavirus, also starting Oct. 7. That requirement is already in place for indoor events of at least 1,000 people.
About 67% of Angelenos already have been at least partially inoculated against COVID-19, according to The Times’ tracker.
The county’s requirement that residents wear masks in indoor public settings will remain in place. The order would affect all areas of Los Angeles County except Long Beach and Pasadena, which have their own public health departments. With Newsom soundly winning the recall this week, precautious efforts around the spread of Covid and its variants will remain strong in California.
The majority of LA residents support this initiative citing that they feel safer knowing everyone in the establishment are all vaccinated.
Here are 20 restaurants and bars already implementing proof of vaccine requirements.