La Cuevita in Highland Park is one of at least eight bars in Northeast L.A. that are requiring proof of vaccination or proof of a recent negative COVID test. | Photo from totalhappyhour.com

Several local bars want proof of patrons’ COVID status

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By T.A. Hendrickson

Two bars in Northeast Los Angeles are among 20 restaurants and bars identified by the L.A. Times as having imposed a vaccine mandate. La Cuevita, a bar and performance space in Highland Park and Permanent Records Roadhouse, a combination bar, record store live-music venue in Cypress Park require proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours.

Three more bars in Highland Park have posted notices on their social media saying that proof of vaccination or a negative test is required upon entry: Highland Park Bowl, Johnny’s Bar and The Offbeat Bar.

In addition, L.A. Taco lists Blind Barber and Gold Line in Highland Park and Footsie’s in Cypress Park among more than 40 bars in L.A. that are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test.

The requirement to show vaccination- or negative-test status is becoming increasingly common as employers recognize the health threat to employees and customers from the Delta variant.

A related realization is that businesses can’t really thrive as long as COVID-19 transmission rates remain high.


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5 thoughts on “Several local bars want proof of patrons’ COVID status

  1. I believe that everyone should get vaccinated , unless they have health issues that prevent
    them from doing so safely. EVERYONE else should get vaccinated , and I see nothing wrong with having some way of providing proof of vaccination status.

  2. This issue is getting out of hand. There have been so many mixed messages given regarding what people should and shouldn’t do. People who have had the virus are as safe as people who have been vaccinated. They don’t have “vaccination pass cards” to go places. If certain businesses want proof of vaccinations, that is their right. They risk losing patrons who don’t want their right of privacy regarding their medical information being invaded.
    There could be law suits over this. It’s a form of discrimination.

  3. @Diane Louise: From the CDC Newsroom on 8/6/21: In today’s MMWR, a study of COVID-19 infections in Kentucky among people who were previously infected with SAR-CoV-2 shows that unvaccinated individuals are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccinated after initially contracting the virus. These data further indicate that COVID-19 vaccines offer better protection than natural immunity alone and that vaccines, even after prior infection, help prevent reinfections.

  4. “People who have had the virus are as safe as people who have been vaccinated”… FOR 3 MONTHS. After that, they are most definitely NOT AS SAFE as those who have been vaccinated and will be urged by competent physicians to get vaccinated after that time. There are always special cases, but for the great majority, it is wise to get vaccinated within 3 months after contracting Covid, so says the CDC. I approve businesses that choose to protect themselves, their families, staff and customers and I will avoid those businesses that do not.

  5. As of August 25th (just checked), VAERS is reporting 13,068 deaths with 54,142 hospitalized from the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Should we be repeating this information from the CDC or are we risking being “CANCELLED” and blocked from this site.

    We live in the United States where freedom used to ring loudly. If you choose to vaccinate, good for you! You are less likely to get sick, die, or pass the desease to others. If you choose not to get vaccinated, good for you! It’s ON YOU if you get sick, die, or pass it to other unvaccinated that CHOSE not to vaccinate. You should have the freedom to decide that for yourself and not be relegated to second class citizens by being restricted from engaging in every day activities. Check what racial groups are less likely to be vaccinated. Talk about another reason for racism to rear its ugly head again in the name of health and safety.

    God help all those mandated to be vaccinated or lose their job…we are already short police officers, fire-fighters, and health care workers.

    Let freedom ring…again.

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