PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (CNS) -- Proof of coronavirus vaccination or testing to eat indoors was among three COVID-19 mandates unanimously approved by the Palm Springs City Council at a special meeting Wednesday.
The council voted 5-0 to require masks inside all businesses for customers and employees, require proof of vaccination or recent COVID-19 test to eat indoors at bars and restaurants, and to require proof of vaccination or a recent COVID-19 test to attend "large-scale'' ticketed events.
The restaurant and bar mandate only applies to their indoor sections, meaning no proof will be required to eat outside, according to officials.
What was considered a large-scale event'' was debated Wednesday. Although no clear definition was given, the Splash House event scheduled for Aug. 13-15 was cited as an example of needing proof to enter.
Council members said these mandates can be reduced and appealed at any time and with another special meeting if needed.