Some San Francisco Bars Are Now Requiring Proof Of Vaccination


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UPDATE: July 26, 3:45PM PST

Starting Thursday, July 29th, customers must show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test to dine inside the participating bars.

The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance released the following statement:

The SF Bar Owner Alliance is extremely concerned by a recent uptick in cases of COVID19 among our staff members, especially those who are fully vaccinated. We believe we are obligated to protect our workers and their families and to offer a safe space for customers to relax and socialize. We have polled our membership and arrived at the following decision:
Effective Thursday, July 29th, 2021, it will be the official position of the SF Bar Owner Alliance that any customer who wishes to remain inside our establishments show proof of vaccination or a 72-hour negative COVID19 test. Guests without these verifications are welcome to sit outside in parklets or other spaces we offer. It will be up to each individual bar to decide how best to enforce this for their customers.
This decision is based solely on our need to protect our workers, customers, and their families. However, we hope it might also influence some who have not yet received vaccinations to do so as soon as they are able. We understand that the only way our society (and our businesses) can ever return to true normalcy is through higher rates of vaccinations among our residents, not just in San Francisco but across the United States of America.

More information here.

Several San Francisco bars are now requiring patrons to show proof of vaccination for indoor dining/drinking. However, at most locations, customers can still dine or drink outdoors with no proof required, according to NBC Bay Area.

Ben Blieman, San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance's president said bars in the city are choosing to keep their staff and patrons safe, and not necessarily taking a moral stance on vaccination... The group which represents more than 500 bar owners in San Francisco is expected to announce an updated policy on vaccination status Monday morning.

More information here.


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