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Los Angeles County to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Breweries, Wineries, Bars, Clubs and Major Events

Los Angeles County to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Breweries, Wineries, Bars, Clubs and Major Events

Los Angeles County will require proof of vaccination to be shown before patrons can enter breweries, wineries, indoor bars, nightclubs and lounges, according to FOX11. LA County public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer told the LA County Board of Supervisors Wednesday that the order will require patrons to have at least one dose of a vaccine for COVID-19 by October 7. Both doses will be required by November 4.

President Biden: Vaccines or Weekly Testing for Companies of More than 100 Employees to be Required Under New Rule

President Biden: Vaccines or Weekly Testing for Companies of More than 100 Employees to be Required Under New Rule

As part of President Joe Biden’s “COVID-19 action plan” announced last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an “Emergency Temporary Standard” that will require employers of 100 or more employees to be fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to undergo weekly testing before going to work.

SBA Launches Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

SBA Launches Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opened a portal today for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers of loans $150,000 or smaller to apply for loan forgiveness directly from the federal agency. “The SBA’s new streamlined application portal will simplify forgiveness for millions of our smallest businesses — including many sole proprietors — who used funds… Read more »

San Francisco Bar Owner Group Recommends Vaccination or Negative Test for Indoor Service

San Francisco Bar Owner Group Recommends Vaccination or Negative Test for Indoor Service

San Franciscans will have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result to sit indoors at bars following new guidance from the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance. “The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance is extremely concerned by a recent uptick in cases of COIVD-19 among our staff members, especially those who are fully vaccinated,” the organization wrote in a statement.

Fintech-Tracked Beer Industry Depletions Volume +9%; 2021 Holiday Weekend Beer Sales Outpacing 2020

Fintech-Tracked Beer Industry Depletions Volume +9%; 2021 Holiday Weekend Beer Sales Outpacing 2020

Beer industry depletions (sales-to-retailers) volumes tracked by beverage alcohol invoicing and logistics firm Fintech have increased 9% year-to-date through Week 27 compared to the same period last year, National Beer Wholesalers Association chief economist Lester Jones and Fintech director of distributors Jim Kallies shared yesterday during a quarterly review of the industry’s performance.