Just as some New Orleans bars like Tipitina's and Maple Leaf Bar are requiring proof of vaccination to enter, so too are more than 500 bars in San Francisco. These bars, making up the San Francisco Bar Alliance, announced on Monday, July 26 that they would be requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter their businesses. The list of bars requiring proof of vaccination has yet to be released.
This policy officially went into effect on Thursday, July 29. Guests can show their actual vaccination card, a photo of it, or a QR code that links to an electronic copy of their proof of vaccination to get in.
"We believe we are obligated to protect our workers and their families and to offer a safe space for customers to relax and socialize," the San Francisco Bar Alliance said according to dothebay.com.
According to the group's statement, non-vaccinated individuals or those without proof of a negative COVID test can still sit outside in parklets, but will not be allowed to enter the venue. Individual bars within the group will decide how to enforce this policy.
Other businesses in the Bay Area have also begun to require proof of vaccination for entry in order to protect customers and employees.
Could this be the next move of more of NOLA's bars?