NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Starting Thursday, Los Angeles County patrons visiting indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs or lounges will need to show proof of vaccination to enter the facility.
With signs outside and inside the Snug, a bar in Burbank, management made it clear that customers must present a vaccination check to enter the business.
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“At night we have a guy at the door and the guy at the door checks everything,” said bar owner Tony Charmello. “During the day we are not so busy. I come out from behind the bar and say, ‘I need to see your ID and I need your vaccination record.’ “
LA County’s latest requirement, vaccination verification, went into effect Thursday. Customers will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with photo identification.
Charmello told The Snug they already demanded it and said he only had a few issues with non-compliant customers.
“A guy called us communists and started yelling in the bar. I just sort of smile and say, “Have a nice day,” you know. “
A client of The Snug, Vjay Ari, said he enjoyed the vaccine check.
“I am fully vaccinated, but I also have lupus. So, I am compromised. So I think I’m a little more reassured to know that the people around me have also been vaccinated and to take another step forward, ”Ari said.
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County officials have said adding a vaccine check at facilities for adults should not require additional staff, as they are already required to verify a client’s age. Bartender Coco Jimenez will check in at Michael’s Pub in North Hollywood.
“Honestly, it makes me feel more comfortable. I have a newborn baby, so I need people to be protected. I need to be protected, ”Jimenez said.
Boss Carl Martin has said he has been vaccinated and supports the mandate, although he can see both sides of the problem that people are landing on.
“I love that people are and should be vaccinated, but the other side is ‘I don’t want to be vaccinated’, and I understand,” he said.
“We have a lot of regulars. It’s just more the new people we want to be careful with. Mainly because we have more of an older audience here. We want to be very careful with everyone, ”added Jimenez.
The warrant issued by the City of Los Angeles goes into effect Monday, where full proof of vaccination will be required at indoor restaurants, cafes, movie theaters, gyms, spas and salons.
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This prescription does not include stores or pharmacies.