The recent surge in COVID-19 across Los Angeles has restaurants scrambling to protect workers and diners. Initially, bars were the ones requiring vaccination or a recent negative test, but now more restaurants are joining the fray. Osteria La Buca said that beginning Monday, August 2, the restaurant will require a photo or digital version of a vaccine card in order to protect staff and other diners. “The policy will not be broken for anyone,” said the popular Italian restaurant on its Instagram account. In addition, a representative of Conservatory in West Hollywood says it will require either a recent negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to enter the restaurant, bar, and cafe. Winston House in Venice opened this week with mandatory reservations and proof of vaccination to enter the beachside supper club. Earlier this week, L’Antica Pizzeria’s new outdoor lounge announced it would require a negative rapid test in order to enter the space. Restaurants in cities like New York City and Seattle are following these models to help reduce the risk of transmission.