(SAN FRANCISCO) San Francisco will become the first city in the United States to require proof of a COVID-19 vaccine to reach some public places, without the possibility of providing a negative test, this great Californian’s mayor announced Thursday. city.
Bars, restaurants, nightclubs, theaters and other entertainment venues, as well as gyms, are affected by the measure, which will come into effect on August 20 for customers and October 13 for employees of enterprises.
‘Why would we do it?’ The Mayor of London Post told a news conference to protect workers, children and those who could not be vaccinated.
“We know that for our city to recover from the pandemic and thrive, we need to use the best method to fight COVID-19, and (that method) is vaccines,” she said.
Children under 12, who are not currently eligible for vaccination in the United States, are not covered by this requirement.
Currently, 77% of San Francisco’s roughly 900,000 residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 71% have been fully immunized.
At a news conference Thursday, White House pandemic coordinator Jeff Zentes called for support for compulsory vaccination plans, especially from employers, which he said would “help keep people safe and help stop the spread of the virus.”
At the beginning of August, New York became the first US city to create a vaccination passport, which will be launched on August 16.
This device, called “Key to NYC pass,” “will require the vaccination of employees and customers in indoor restaurants, gyms, and theaters,” Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio explained, specifying that “at least one dose” of the vaccine would be necessary, even if — on The opposite of San Francisco – a negative test can also allow access.
According to local media NOLA.com, the tourist city of New Orleans, Louisiana, should announce Thursday the introduction of a passport vaccination for access to bars and restaurants as well as to some structures such as the Broad Stadium. Superdome.
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