Updated 11.03.21

Proof of FULL Covid-19 vaccination required to enter LAAC per the City of LA ordinance. Effective Nov 4.

What is full vaccination?
The City Ordinance defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after completing the entire recommended series of vaccination with a Covid-19 vaccine.

If I provide proof of vaccination, do I still have to wear a mask?
Yes, masks will still be required at all times along with proof of vaccination.

What counts as proof of vaccination?
Proof of vaccination will be accepted in the following forms:
(1) A vaccination card issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination card, which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered, or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental agency.
(2) A photo of a vaccination card (both sides), as a separate physical photograph or stored on a phone or electronic device.
(3) Documentation of vaccination from a licensed healthcare provider.
(4) A personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California or similar documentation issued by another state, locai, or foreign governmental jurisdiction, or by a private company. California residents can visit the State of California’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record website at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov and download a QR Code on a phone.

Are children required to show proof of vaccination?
Only people 18 and over will be required to show proof of vaccination.

Will there be a way to upload my vaccine verification so I don’t need to show it each time I enter?
Yes we are working with our software vendor to make that option available via the member only website and the club app.

Do I have to be fully vaccinated to enter the facility?
Yes, you must be fully vaccinated. Full Vaccination/Fully Vaccinated means 14 or more days after completing the entire recommended series of vaccination with a COVID-19 Vaccine. Currently, an individual is considered Fully Vaccinated at least two weeks after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or two weeks after receiving the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

Even If I’m a current member and I am not vaccinated, will I still not be allowed to use the facilities?
If you are a current member and you are unvaccinated, you will not be able to enter the LAAC facility to protect the health and safety of our community.  The outdoor gym Hercules Beach will still be available for use without a vaccine.

Is there a religious or medical exemption?
There is but a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours is required for use with both exemptions.

Is it possible to place my membership on hold?
Members who have been a member for 2 years or more are able to place their membership on hold once during the lifetime of their membership.  We are not offering a special hold arrangment due to this new City Ordinance.


On behalf of the entire team at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, we’d like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support. Navigating the covid-19 pandemic while still safely providing club services is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our incredible LAAC team and to them we are so grateful. Our member community and employee team are what makes LAAC a special place.
Looking forward, our top priority is to restore the remaining club services and to continue to welcome back our member community and employee team.
Here are the key things to note:
  • Masks are now required for all indoor activity except in The Plunge swimming pool, steam room, sauna & whirlpool, while dining or drinking in Invention or the Plunge Cafe and Hercules Beach outdoor gym.
  • The 6th floor athletic entrance will close July 6.
  • The 7th street entrance will open July 7 and all check-in will return to the 1st floor.
  • We have added barcode scanners at the entrances so you can now check in with your digital membership card using the club app.
  • Invention will reopen on July 7 and operate Mon – Fri 4-10 pm with food service 4-9 pm. (no food service Tuesday July 6)
  • Full dues will be restored starting this month.
Every decision we made during this pandemic and going forward is through the lens of our mission. Today more than ever we are dedicated to the lifelong pursuit of health-giving amusements.




Invention Bar and Plunge Cafe are now open Monday – Friday!

Plunge Cafe will be open from 7am-2pm featuring coffee, smoothies and pastries.

Invention will be open with bar service from 4-10pm and limited food menu from 4-9pm.


The locker rooms will be open Monday through Fridays 6:00am – 8:30pm, Saturdays from 8:00am-8:30pm, and Sundays 8:00am – 5:00pm.

We have daily lockers available for members to use, please see our concierge locker staff and they will help you.

We also have multiple sizes of Personal Lockers for you to rent. If you are interested, email Jay or sign up at the sports shop desk with one of our locker staff.



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Safe Club

Employee & Member Health

Temperature Checks
All members and employees will have their temperature checked upon club entry by use of a handheld proximity thermometer operated by a club employee at either the 7th street or Olive street entrance.  Anyone with a temperature of over 100 degree F will not be allowed entry into the club.  HR will be notified if an employee is not allowed to enter. At the Mercury Court entrance no one will be allowed to enter past the receiving office marked clearly with floor tape.

Physical Distancing

All members and staff are required to maintain 6ft of separation from other people at all times. Members and staff should move carefully through the club to ensure proper distancing and be prepared to have to wait in areas of the club where movement is normally unrestricted.  Because of the large size of many of the spaces within the club our physical distancing standard will most often be 10ft.  This will create an additional margin of safety.

Cleaning Products & Protocols
LAAC uses cleaning products and protocols which meet or exceed CDC and OSHA guidelines. The disinfectants being used are listed on the EPA List and meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and are effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens. The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces.  Disinfection policies and protocols are described in more detail by location.

Washing & Hand Sanitizer
Cleaning your hands is essential to ensuring safe use of the club. CDC guidelines1 shall govern the duty of employees and members to engage in frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, especially after any group interaction or touching high use surfaces. Floor standing hand sanitizer stations will be located in the lobby area of each floor. Bottles of hand sanitizer will be located at all check in desks and employee desks.  All hand sanitizers will include no less than 60% alcohol content2. Employees are to wash their hands every 30 minutes, the more often the better.

Front of the House Signage
Key waiting points will be marked with an X using floor tape. Movement lanes in confined areas will also be marked with floor tape to indicate lanes. Important notifications and reminders will be posted on wall signage and floor standing sign posts.  All employees and members are to follow these signs and floor markings as best as they can. A key rules document will act as a reference sheet for each sign providing further explanation.

Back of the House Signage
Floor tape will mark waiting points at key locations within the club. Wall and floor standing signs will act as reminders for hygiene and other rule reminders including proper way to wear, handle and dispose masks and face coverings, use gloves (where appropriate), wash hands, sneeze and avoid touching their face.

Health Concern Reporting & Stay at Home
All employees have been given instructions on how to report people who show or discuss having symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills complaining of a new loss of taste or smell, repeated shaking with chills muscle pain, headache sore throat or other known symptoms. Employees and Members are instructed to stay home if they do not feel well.  “Toughing it out” and entering the club sick is considered a shameful act and can put other people at risk. Pay special attention to mild symptoms even if it is just a runny nose or nasal congestion, err on the side of caution and stay home. COVID-19 Testing is becoming more widespread, everyone experiencing symptoms is encouraged to get tested.

Case Notification
If LAAC is notified of a presumed case of COVID-19 at the Club we will work with LA Department of Health to follow proper procedures.

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