Connect with us

Community Services - PSA

West Hollywood ratifies vaccine verification requirements

COVID-19 vaccine verification requirements apply to Covered Businesses, City Facilities, City Contractors, City Employees, & City Officials

Published

on

Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles

WEST HOLLYWOOD – The City of West Hollywood has ratified an Emergency Executive Order and approved a Resolution to implement COVID-19 vaccine verification requirements, which will apply to Covered Businesses, City Facilities, City Contractors, City Employees, and City Officials.

The Emergency Executive Order was first issued by the City of West Hollywood’s City Manager on September 10, 2021, following the direction of the West Hollywood City Council.

After issuance of the City’s Order, the LA County Health Officer issued, on September 17, 2021, similar requirements for bars and nightclubs countywide and strongly recommended vaccine verification requirements for indoor restaurants. 

The City’s Order was then ratified by the West Hollywood City Council on September 20, 2021 with modifications that account for the LA County requirements to aim to provide consistency throughout the region; the clarified and amended Order was approved in Resolution No. 21-5444.

Resolution No. 21-5444 establishes the following updated vaccination verification requirements in the City of West Hollywood with an updated timeline that was modified to align with LA County requirements, as follows:

Vaccination Verification Requirements for Patrons at Covered Businesses: Between October 7, 2021 and November 3, 2021 all patrons age 18 and older at Covered Businesses must provide proof that they have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination before entering any indoor portion of a facility, subject only to certain exceptions.

No later than November 4, 2021, all patrons age 18 and older at Covered Businesses must show proof that they are Fully Vaccinated before entering any indoor portion of a facility, subject only to certain exceptions. Individuals who do not provide proof of vaccination may use outdoor portions of Covered Business facilities.

Persons under the age of 18 are not required to show proof of full vaccination.

The “Covered Businesses” definition of the City’s Order was revised to exclude bars and nightclubs that are included in the LA County Health Officer Order. Generally, the City’s Order applies to restaurants, theaters, cannabis consumption lounges, entertainment venues, fitness facilities, and personal care establishments.

Bars and nightclubs are covered by the LA County requirement and to the extent local bars and nightclubs are not covered, they would be covered by the City’s Order.

Covered Businesses will be required to post patron notification signage effective October 7, 2021 at entrances informing individuals that proof of vaccination is required to enter. Sample signage is available on the City website at www.weho.org/coronavirus in the Vaccine Verification Requirements section.

Updates in the Order provide additional clarification that if someone requires a reasonable accommodation due to medical reason or disability and the facility does not have space for an outdoor accommodation (or remote/virtual accommodations), a reasonable accommodation may be made including:

  • Providing access to the building to unvaccinated individuals if the individual provides proof of a Negative COVID-19 test;
  • Use of a face mask or social distancing to the extent feasible; and
  • Written documentation that the person is excused from receiving any COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or disability.

Vaccination Verification Requirements for Staff at Covered Business: As soon as possible, but no later than October 7, 2021, Covered Businesses (as listed above) must use their best efforts to ascertain the vaccination status of all staff who routinely work onsite and no later than November 4, 2021, must ensure that all staff who routinely work onsite provide proof of full vaccination before entering or working in any indoor portion of the facility.

This does not include staff who enter or work in Covered Business facilities on an intermittent or occasional basis or for short periods of time (e.g., individuals who deliver goods or packages). Persons under the age of 18 are not required to show proof of full vaccination.

Covered Businesses will be required to post staff notification signage effective October 7, 2021 in areas such as break rooms informing individuals that proof of full vaccination is required with details about how to get vaccinated. Sample signage is available on the City website at www.weho.org/coronavirus in the Vaccine Verification Requirements section.

Vaccination Verification Requirements for City Facilities and City Contractors: Between October 7, 2021 and November 3, 2021 all people age 18 and older entering any indoor area within a City Facility must provide proof that they have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination, subject only to certain exceptions.

No later than November 4, 2021, all people age 18 and older entering any indoor area within a City Facility must show proof that they are Fully Vaccinated before entering, subject only to certain exceptions.

The requirements also apply to team sports, athletic activities, and privately organized clubs and leagues held outdoors or indoors on the premises of a City Facility. Youth sports and programming are not covered by the Order and are subject to applicable LA County Public Health requirements for youth activities. In addition, the requirements do apply to City Contractors.

Vaccination Verification Requirements for City Employees and City Officials: All City employees, temporary employees, interns, contract personnel, volunteers, and elected or appointed officials who work at all City facilities shall be subject to a separate vaccination policy that will require vaccination no later than November 1, 2021.

The Order defines Fully Vaccinated and Full Vaccination as two weeks after completing the entire recommended series of vaccination (usually one or two doses) with a vaccine authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including by way of an emergency use authorization, or by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The following are acceptable forms of Proof of Vaccination:

  • A CDC vaccination card, which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered, or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental jurisdiction;
  • A photo or copy of a vaccination card as a separate document;
  • A photo of a vaccination card stored on a phone or electronic device;
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider; and/or
  • A personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California and available by going to myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov or similar documentation issued by another state, local, or foreign governmental jurisdiction, or by an approved private company.

The City of West Hollywood’s vaccine verification requirements are aimed at safeguarding health and safety. COVID-19 continues to present an imminent threat in the City of West Hollywood, across the region, and throughout the nation. Although vaccines are now widely available, many people in the state and region are still not fully vaccinated.

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, unvaccinated people are at a higher risk of infection and a higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that COVID-19 vaccination can reduce the spread of disease overall, and that vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death.

For more information about the City’s vaccine verification requirements policy, please contact Janet Jimenez, City of West Hollywood Assistant to the City Manager, at (323) 848-6376 or at [email protected].

Comments about the City’s vaccine verification requirements policy may be sent to West Hollywood City Council at [email protected].

If you are a business and have questions regarding vaccination verification requirements or to report potential violations, please contact the City’s Code Compliance Division at (323) 848-6516 or at [email protected].

For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Community Services - PSA

Liam’s Life Foundation’s Chasin’ Change Run-raiser

The run-raiser is a virtual run that can be done anytime/anywhere for the whole month of December to raise awareness against drunk driving

Published

on

Photo Credit: Liam’s Life Foundation

HERMOSA BEACH – Every 49 minutes in the United States, someone is killed in a drunk driving accident.  In 2016,there were 10,497 people killed in these preventable collisions. Through awareness, education, policy change, and partnerships Liam’s Life Foundation is committed to bringing that number to zero.

Liam’s Life Foundation is inviting you to attend our Chasin’ Change Run-raiser THIS Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 8:00AM at Hermosa Beach.  

There will be a huge turn-out of participants from the Hawthorne and Redondo Beach police department, fighters and members from Systems Training Center (local mixed martial arts gym) and Wimp2Warrior, and friends and family from Liam’s Life Foundation.

Photo Credit: The Redondo Beach Police Department

Liam’s Life Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to stopping alcohol-impaired driving and the fatalities they cause, founded by the parents of Liam Mikael Kowal after he was killed by a drunk driver on September 3rd, 2016. His parents, Marcus Kowal (professional MMA fighter) and Mishel Eder  have been huge advocates for lowering the legal BAC to 0.05. 

This run-raiser is meant to raise awareness against drunk driving. The run-raiser is a virtual run that can be done anytime and anywhere for the whole month of December. You can run a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon. 

Please come and support our cause! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Liam’s Life Foundation is a 501(c)(3) California Non-Profit Organization founded by professional MMA fighter Marcus Kowal and Mishel Eder in honor of their fifteen month old son Liam Mikael Kowal who was tragically hit and killed by a drunk driver on September 3, 2016 in Hawthorne, California.

Continue Reading

Community Services - PSA

LA area readers; What to do if you are having problems receiving KTLA

Published

on

LOS ANGELES – Are you having issues receiving KTLA? If so, here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do:

  1. If you receive KTLA via cable or satellite, please contact your service provider. 
  2. If you receive KTLA via antenna, please follow these instructions: 
    1. Switch to a different channel and then go back to KTLA. If the signal does not reappear, please go to step two. 
    2. Please disconnect the power cord from either your television or set-top digital receiver, wait 30 seconds and then reconnect power. If KTLA has not returned, try these additional advanced steps. 
    3. Perform a channel rescan. This step will locate all channels that are receivable in your viewing area. Each television or set-top receiver has specific instructions. The following will help guide you through a typical menu. 
      1. Press the “menu” button on your remote control. If you don’t have a remote control, your TV should have a built-in “menu” button located on the lower front panel or on one of its sides. 
      2. Find and select the “channel scan” option. You may have to look through various menu sections such as settings, tools, options or channel menus to find the channel scan option. 
      3. Once the scanning process begins, it may take up to 10 minutes to complete. If you have an indoor antenna, please remain seated where you normally watch TV so that you don’t block the incoming signal from reaching your indoor antenna. 
      4. When scanning is complete, your TV will either display the number of channels available or it may go back to your last channel watched. 
      5. Select KTLA Channel 5.1 or 5-1. No further action is necessary if you can now see KTLA. 

If you are still experiencing difficulties in receiving KTLA, please email us at [email protected] or by visiting https://ktla.com/about-ktla/contact-us/submit-feedback-to-the-ktla-5-engineering-department/

Continue Reading

Community Services - PSA

LA County Lake Lifeguard Test Starts December 4th!

Lake Lifeguard Test on December 4th at Castaic Aquatic Center at 8am until 12pm. Applicants must fill out the online form  in advance

Published

on

Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles

JG1

LA County Lake Lifeguard Test Starts DECEMBER 4th!

LOS ANGELES -This week, LA County Lake Lifeguards begins its search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test on December 4th at Castaic Aquatic Center at 8am until 12pm. Applicants must fill out the online form  in advance (Available here) as well as meet the following requirements: 

  • Swim 1000 meters in 18 minutes
  • Have graduated high school (or equivalent) 
  • Have at least 20/30 in each eye without correction (See job bulletin) 
  • Have a valid California Class C Driver’s License 
  • Be at least 18 by time of LAkeAcademy 
LG2
Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles

Upon completion of prerequisites and swim test, candidates must enroll and pass the Lake Lifeguard Academy ($15/hour).

After completing the Academy, Cadets will be eligible to become Lake Lifeguards ($21.35-$27.98/hour). 

If you are unable to attend December 4th, you have another chance on December 12th from 8am to 12pm at Arcadia Park Pool. 

LG3
Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles

For more information, visit: bit.ly/3nBpfcU

To apply, APPLY HERE.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us @LosAngelesBlade

Sign Up for Blade eBlasts

Popular