Fully Vaccinated People Can Eat, Drink & Play Inside While Others Must Roll Up Their Sleeves
Okay folks, if you want to go to a bar or restaurant in San Francisco, you’ll need to roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated.
That is the new mandate by Mayor London Breed for all indoor activities, which includes places serving food and drinks. Breed said that it is “to make sure we don’t go backwards, to make sure I don’t ever have to get up in front of you and say ‘I’m sorry, I know we just re-opened and now the city is closed again because we are seeing too many people die.’ ”
The order takes affect Aug. 20. A photo of one’s vaccination card will suffice. The state of California also has an on-line record with a bar code that provides proof of vaccination. Residents can fill out that form here.
Beyond bars and restaurants the order includes fitness facilities and all indoor places, as well as indoor concerts.
San Francisco does have one of the highest vaccinated rates of any major city in the U.S., at 78%, but that’s not good enough for Breed as well as local health officials and even some bar owners.
Ben Bleiman, president of the San Francisco Bar Alliance, told the Associated Press that he had to close his bar recently because one of his bartenders got COVID from another job.
San Francisco is not alone in requiring proof of vaccination for indoor access to places. New Orleans has the same rule and in fact with just 40% of the state’s population fully vaccinated, has canceled several events, including Jazzfest and the French Quarter Festival.
In New York City people have to provide proof for indoor activities, tho only one dose is required for entry.
So either roll up your sleeve or be denied entry into many of the San Francisco’s bars and restaurants.