Employer Alert: Los Angeles County Revises Health Order to Reinstate Indoor Mask Requirement Regardless of Vaccination Status
Employer Alert: Los Angeles County Revises Health Order to Reinstate Indoor Mask Requirement Regardless of Vaccination Status

On July 16, 2021, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDP) issued a revised health order available here (Order) requiring masks for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings and businesses. Examples of such locations include offices, retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, etc.

The Order also requires that individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts of public indoor settings require all patrons to wear masks in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status, and post clearly visible signage at all entry points for indoor and outdoor settings to communicate the masking requirements for all patrons.

Exceptions will continue to apply for people with communications difficulties or certain disabilities. A clear mask or cloth mask with a clear plastic panel are alternatives for these individuals.

The revised Order becomes effective Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. It is expected that the Order will remain in effect until the county COVID-19 infection rates improve.

The author would like to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Joanne Warriner.

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