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.