Effective with the start of the New Year, Los Angeles County contractors must be vaccinated if they work in person with the public or other county employees.
The mandate was approved unanimously by the County Board of Supervisors in early December, LaList reports. Contractors with medical or religious exemptions will be required to undergo weekly testing.
Rank-and-file, non-contract L.A. County employees were required to show proof of full vaccination by Oct. 1. As of the end of December, 82,000 employees have been vaccinated of the 100,000 person workforce.
Roughly 900 workers have been suspended for violation of the policy, four have been fired, and 10 are slated to be fired. 5,100 workers have applied for medical or religious exemption, the website reported.