Report: San Francisco to Require Vaccine Papers for Many Indoor Activities

San Francisco will mandate proof of full coronavirus vaccination for various indoor activities such as restaurants, bars, and gyms, according to a Thursday report.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Many bars and restaurants around San Francisco have already taken it upon themselves to ask patrons to show their vaccination cards before they enter. The process has largely gone well, restaurateurs say. Mayor London Breed plans to announce a city-wide requirement Thursday morning.

This month, New York City became the first city to announce that it would require proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for indoor activities; that mandate takes effect on Aug. 16. San Francisco’s requirement will go a step further, with a full dosage requirement.

The report comes after San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced earlier this August that they are reinstating mask mandates for all indoor public settings as part of an effort to combat the surge in cases of the coronavirus delta variant.

“It is unfortunate we have to do this at this point in the pandemic. None of us wanted to be here,” Dr. George Han, deputy health officer for Santa Clara County, said in a press conference at the time. “But the virus has changed.” – READ MORE