Los Angeles Tiki-Ti bar
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Patrons enjoy tropical cocktails in the tiny interior of the Tiki-Ti bar as it reopens on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and nightclubs next month.
Los Angeles County is set to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at indoor bars, and other nightlife destinations, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The new health department edict will be issued Friday and will require customers and workers to have at least once dose by Oct. 7 and be fully vaccinated by Nov. 4, the report said.

Additionally, lawmakers are considering a law requiring gym-goers to also have had at least one dose, according to the article.

Health officials drew up the mandate to fight the surging Delta variant, even as the county has seen a nearly 50 percent decline in cases over the past month, health statistics showed.

"This is a reasonable path forward that will position us to be better able to break the cycle of surges," Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer reportedly said during Wednesday's Board of Supervisors meeting.

Two-thirds of LA residents have been at least partially vaccinated.

New York City required proof of vaccination at indoor bars, restaurants and gyms in mid-August.