Dear KGI Community,

Below are updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.


The LA County Department of Public Health issued a Health Officer Order (HOO), which goes into effect on Thursday, October 07, 2021. It aligns with the State’s definition of Outdoor Mega Events. Beginning October 7, 2021, all attendees, ages 12 and over, at Outdoor Mega Events involving 10,000 or more persons must, before entry, show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a pre-entry negative COVID-19 (diagnostic) test result. Self-attestation is not a permitted method for verification of vaccination or test result. 

Drinking Establishments

Beginning October 7, 2021, they will also require bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, nightclubs, and lounges for indoor service and operations to verify the COVID-19 vaccination status of their patrons and employees. Vaccine verification requirements for customers in the indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, nightclubs, and lounges and their employees apply to drinking establishments with either no restaurant permit or a low-risk restaurant permit. It requires that all customers and employees have at least one dose of the vaccine by October 7 and full vaccination by November 4.

This is similar to vaccination verification requirements or a negative test before entry at all indoor events and arenas with more than 1,000 participants. Many mega-event venues established verification systems during the spring in response to previous capacity restrictions. Public Health will offer large venues and organizers of mega-events technical assistance to assist with implementation.

These establishments primarily serve adults and already require patrons to show proof of age, and while children do not usually enter these establishments, children under 12 are exempt from the requirements. Full vaccination verification for services in the indoor portions of restaurants is strongly recommended.

Exposure Management

The Health Officer Order for the Control of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order was updated.  All individuals who reside in the Los Angeles County Health Jurisdiction who have been in close contact with a person who was diagnosed with COVID-19 are required to quarantine themselves and follow the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s instructions for self-quarantine, unless they meet exemption criteria, as specified by this order. 

Please see the Guidance for COVID-19 Exposure Management in Institutes of Higher Education, Revised 9/29/2021 with changes highlighted in yellow. They are summarized below.

  • Added a requirement to report all COVID-19 hospitalizations or deaths among students or staff to DPH.
  • Clarified that IHE employees may return to work after completing the quarantine period per Public Health’s Emergency Quarantine Order.
  • Clarified that asymptomatic, fully vaccinated students under modified quarantine may be released from modified quarantine on Day 5 or later from the date of last exposure if they receive a negative test result from a specimen collected on Day 3 to 5 from the date of last exposure.

Vaccination Locations

It is never too late to consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine here in LA County. There are more than 800 locations across the county that offer the COVID-19 vaccine. These sites are made up of pharmacies, private healthcare providers, clinics, community sites, hospitals, and vaccination sites run by Public Health.

Vaccination Record

There are few easy ways to provide a vaccination record. The easiest way to provide proof is to carry your vaccination card issued by the healthcare provider that administered the vaccine. If you are unsure about carrying your vaccination card or prefer an electronic version.

Thank you,

COVID-19 Task Force

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