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Los Angeles adopts one of the strictest COVID-19 vaccine mandates for indoor sites

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Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin

Los Angeles City Council leaders passed an ordinance Wednesday that will require proof of vaccination for indoor spaces.

According to the Associates Press, the mandate requires everyone to be fully vaccinated to enter bars, movie theaters and nail salons.

The City Council passed the plan on 11-2 vote after postponing a vote last week to decided on the ranging from who could be fined for violations.

The plan will be enacted in early November.

The nation’s second-most populated city faced a huge rise in infections and hospitalizations last winter.

Current vaccine eligibility includes people age 12 and up.

Negative coronavirus tests within 72 hours of entry to those places would be required for people with religious or medical exemptions for vaccinations.