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Patrons Naomi and Troy DeMontmorency, from Kern County, Calif., show their digital vaccination certificates to waiter Juan Rodrigues, left, before being allowed to enter the Fred 62 restaurant in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Enforcement began Monday in Los Angeles for one of the strictest vaccine mandates in the country, a sweeping measure that requires proof of COVID-19 shots for everyone entering a wide variety of businesses from restaurants to theaters and gyms to nail and hair salons. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

L.A. enforces indoor vaccine mandate

Los Angeles, a city known for its beaches, film industry and draconian COVID vaccine measures. The City of Angels began enforcing its SafePass L.A. ordinance on Monday. The measure is one of the strictest in the nation, forbidding patrons from entering indoor facilities without providing proof of vaccination.



President Joe Biden talks about the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 from the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. U.S. health officials on Tuesday gave the final sign-off to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opens a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden vaccine mandate for businesses gets Jan. 4 deadline

Businesses have until just after the holiday season to get their employees vaccinated. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the new rules under the Labor Department Thursday, saying all businesses with 100 employees or more must make sure their workers are vaccinated by January 4.