NYTimes: Los Angeles businesses confront a new vaccination mandate.
Starting last week, all Angelenos who hope to enter an indoor public space must show proof of either vaccination or a negative COVID test in the past 72 hours. This law was put into place to avoid a repeat of last winter’s swell of cases. It is also to ensure that businesses can remain open without the worry of contributing to the spread of COVID. Some business owners aren’t happy though, citing that turning away customers who don’t meet the criteria is just as frustrating. These businesses are scared to deter customers who weren’t aware of this law, especially in marginalized communities. On the other hand, some businesses are eager to welcome back patrons who were once uncomfortable to frequent public spaces, but with the new rules will come out once again. For the full article, click here. For more on COVID-19, click here.