San Francisco Requires Vaccine Proof for Indoor Dining, Gyms and More
San Francisco has become the first city in the state to require proof of vaccination to enter an array of indoor public spaces.
As of Aug 20, patrons 12 and over will need to show proof of full vaccination before they can enter bars, restaurants, clubs, gyms, or large indoor events. Employees of adult day centers, residential care facilities and dental offices, as well as home health aides and pharmacists, must all be vaccinated by Oct 13.
“The updates to San Francisco’s Safer Return Together Health Order are a response to the continued spread of COVID-19. The recent spread is currently driven by the Delta variant, primarily among unvaccinated people,” according to the city’s website.
“San Franciscans should celebrate that 78% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated. But the surge in new cases means we have to protect the unvaccinated and anyone who is not yet eligible for vaccines, such as children under the age of 12.”
Mayor London Breed tweeted about the new policy Thursday.
“Vaccines are our way out of this pandemic. They're how we can live our lives together, safely,” she wrote.
Breed noted that the order does not apply to those who are ineligible to be vaccinated and does not apply to people ordering food or drinks to go.