(San Francisco) San Francisco will be the first city in the United States to require proof of COVID-19 vaccine to be presented for access to certain public places without the possibility of a negative test, the mayor of this great Californian announced on Thursday known city.
Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 4:05 pm
Bars, restaurants, nightclubs, theaters and other entertainment venues as well as sports halls will be affected by the measure, which will come into effect on August 20 for customers and October 13 for facility employees.
“Why are we doing this? To protect workers, children and those who cannot be vaccinated,” Mayor London Breed told a press conference.
“We know that in order for our city to recover from the pandemic and thrive, we need to use the best way to fight COVID-19, and (that method) is vaccines,” she said.
Children under the age of 12 who are currently unable to be vaccinated in the United States are not covered by this requirement.
Currently, 77% of San Francisco’s nearly 900,000 residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 71% are fully immunized.
At a news conference Thursday, White House pandemic coordinator Jeff Zients advocated mandatory vaccination programs, particularly from employers, which he said “will help keep people safe and help stop the spread of the virus”.
At the beginning of August, New York became the first American city to issue a vaccination record, which will go on sale on August 16.
This device, called the “Key to NYC Pass” “requires vaccination of employees and customers of indoor restaurants, sports halls and theaters,” said Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, stating that “at least one dose” is required. of the vaccine, even if – unlike in San Francisco – a negative test could also allow access.
According to local media, NOLA.com, the very touristy city of New Orleans in Louisiana, will also have to introduce a vaccination pass on Thursday for access to its bars and restaurants, as well as certain structures such as the giant stadium canopy of the Superdom.