Report: Los Angeles’ new COVID-19 vaccination rule could have a huge impact on who is allowed to attend Lakers games
Starting next month, people 12 and older will need to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to enter indoor public spaces in Los Angeles.
This includes sports venues, which will likely mean fans attending Los Angeles Lakers games this season will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they’re under 12.
Starting November 4, Los Angeles will require eligible people 12 and older to be FULLY vaccinated to enter indoor public spaces, including sports venues.
At the moment, a negative covid-19 test or proof of vax is enough to get into Staples Center, but it looks like that is changing.
– Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) October 6, 2021
Once the new requirements take effect, it looks like negative COVID-19 tests won’t be enough for unvaccinated fans to compete in the Lakers’ home games this season.
The Lakers expect everyone in the organization to be fully immunized by the start of the regular season. The team are clearly not interested in letting the virus interfere with their quest for another NBA title.
Vaccinations remain a hot topic in the league. Some key players are still not vaccinated against the virus, and the availability of those players this season could be affected.
LA is set to open its 2021-22 regular season later this month in a clash with the Golden State Warriors.