Los Angeles to Require Vaccines or Regular COVID-19 Tests for City Employees

Los Angeles officials announced Tuesday that city employees must either get vaccinated or submit to regular COVID-19 testing, joining the state of California, New York City and other localities in an effort to goad public workers to take the vaccine as cases surge.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez announced the policy in a joint statement, saying they will push for a full vaccine mandate once the COVID vaccines are fully authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.

“I think it’s safe to say that we’re getting tired of putting our lives on hold to protect people who don’t want to protect themselves and get vaccinated,” Martinez

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