The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) issued a revision to the Health Officer Order effective as of 12:01 am on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Given lower hospital admissions and the effectiveness of the vaccines in reducing severe illness, changes have been made in the Health Officer Order that allow establishments, businesses, or venues two options for removing masking requirements for fully vaccinated individuals.

Option 1: Starting this Friday, establishments, businesses, or venues that want to allow fully vaccinated customers and workers to unmask while indoors must:

  1. Verify that 100% of customers (5 and older) and workers prior to, or upon, entry to indoor spaces:
    1. Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or
    2. Provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 viral test result. Tests for customers must be taken within two days of entry if a PCR test, or one day if an antigen test. Employees will be allowed to submit a negative test result every three days.

Those who are not fully vaccinated or do not show proof of vaccination, are required to provide a negative test, and continue wearing a well-fitting mask while indoors (as required by the state), except when actively eating or drinking.

Option 2: Starting this Friday, establishments, businesses, or venues that want to allow their fully vaccinated customers to unmask indoors while all onsite workers remain masked, must:

  1. Verify that 100% of customers (5 and older) prior to, or upon, entry to indoor spaces
    1. Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or
    2. Provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 viral test result. Tests for customers must have been taken within two days of entry if a PCR test or one day if an antigen test.
  2. Adhere to the following regarding customers and masking:
    1. Fully vaccinated customers may be unmasked in the indoor setting.
    2. Customers that are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a well-fitting mask while indoors (as required by the state), except when actively eating or drinking.

Any individual showing proof of full vaccination prior to entering can still choose to wear a mask indoors.

Please see the attached link for a copy of the County Department of Public Health’s latest order: Los Angeles County Health Officer Order (HOO)