Saturday, September 25, 2021

West Hollywood requires proof of vaccination for many indoor spaces

West Hollywood city officials issued an executive order on September 10 requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter most indoor spaces.

The mandate, issued by city manager and emergency services director David Wilson, would prohibit non-vaccinated people from entering both public and private “covered spaces.”[s]”

“‘Vaccine mandate’ does not mean ‘involuntary vaccination’,” the order said. “Rather, such programs impose consequences on individuals who refuse vaccination, such as not allowing access to certain locations.”

Affected businesses will include indoor bars, restaurants, personal care services and health and fitness facilities; According to the order, these covered businesses “have a higher risk of infection because patrons are more likely to remove their face masks and be in close proximity with other patrons and employees.”

The order states that employers may provide “reasonable accommodation” to any employee who does not get vaccinated for religious beliefs or medical reasons. in a reasonable accommodation “only working in outdoor areas, social distancing from co-workers or non-employees, working modified shifts, repeatedly and periodically receiving negative COVID-19 tests, or a reappraisal May include accepting assignments.”

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The order states that a person is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the recommended dose — usually two doses, or one dose with Johnson & Johnson — of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Businesses are expected to implement the mandate “as soon as possible, but no later than October 11”. Employees of covered businesses, as well as city contractors and city facility workers, are required to be vaccinated by November 1.

Wilson did not respond to a request for comment as of press time.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

West Hollywood requires proof of vaccination for many indoor spaces
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