Los Angeles, California has joined other liberal cities in taking vaccine tyranny to the next level. While Joe Biden has promised (and broken said promises) repeatedly that vaccine mandates would not happen, he recently instituted a nationwide mandate for federal employees, contractors, and healthcare workers. Many states are requiring teachers to get vaccinated. Thousands of Americans have lost their jobs because they objected to forced vaccinations. It’s a mess. But Los Angeles joined in the fun of making lives of those who refuse to get the jab difficult when the city council passed a vaccine mandate for restaurants, malls, bars, and more.
It’s a nightmare scenario. On November 6, most indoor venues will be forced to require proof of vaccination for every single person who enters the building. Though grocery stores and pharmacies are excluded, it’s clear that the goal is to shut those who are not vaccinated off from society. CBS Los Angeles reports:
The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday approved a sweeping ordinance that will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, shopping centers and other establishments.
The ordinance will apply to:
Restaurants, bars, fast food establishments, coffee shops, tasting rooms, cafeterias, food courts, breweries, wineries, distilleries banquet halls and hotel ballrooms.
Gyms and fitness venues, including recreation facilities, fitness studios (including for yoga, pilates, dance, and barre), boxing gyms, fitness boot camps and facilities that hold indoor group fitness classes.
Entertainment and recreation venues including movie theaters, shopping centers, concert venues, performance venues, adult entertainment venues, commercial event and party venues, sports arenas, convention centers, exhibition halls, museums, malls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, card rooms, family entertainment centers, pool and billiard halls, play areas and game centers.
Personal care establishments, including spas, nail salons, hair salons, barbershops, tanning salons, estheticians, skin care, tattoo shops, piercing shops and massage therapy locations, unless medically required.
People will be exempt from the mandate if they have medical conditions that restrict their ability to get vaccinated or a “sincerely held religious belief,” which will be reviewed by the location the person is trying to enter. People who are exempt would be able to use outdoor areas of the location, but if unavailable, they may be allowed to enter the indoor area by providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test.The ordinance will also require people to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend outdoor events with 5,000 or more people.
Steep fines await businesses who refuse to participate in this government-imposed tyranny. First-time “offenders” will be fined $1,000 up to $5,000 for the fourth and subsequent “offense.”
This madness has to stop. While some states, like Florida, have taken steps to protect against mandates, most have not done enough to ensure the healthcare freedom of their citizens.