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COVID vaccination required for Los Angeles city workers

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Aug 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 18:11:29-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has voted to require city workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a medical or religious exemption.

The ordinance approved unanimously Wednesday sets Oct. 5 as the last day to receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Employees or contractors hired on or after Oct. 20 will have a contract clause requiring vaccination if they will be doing in-person work.

Petitions for medical or religious exemptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Those who receive exemptions will have to have weekly COVID-19 tests.