The San Francisco Department of Public Health has announced that starting Friday, March 11, proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter most indoor businesses. This includes restaurants, bars, gyms, fitness studios, and more.
As of Friday, proof of vaccination or a negative test will no longer be required to enter inside businesses where food and drink is consumed, such as restaurants and bars, and where elevated breathing occurs, such as gyms and fitness studios. More here: https://t.co/S4RxaQnBIG
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Individual businesses can still decide to require proof of vaccination independently from staff and clients, and SFDPH still recommends getting vaccinated and masking up. At a state level, proof of vaccination will remain mandatory only for indoor events with more than 1,000 people.
At the moment, 83% of San Franciscans are currently fully vaccinated, which has helped the city to have one of the lowest hospitalization and death rates in the nation. SF was also the first city in the United States to require proof of vaccination indoors back in August 2021.
“With cases and hospitalizations continuing to fall and our high vaccination rate providing a strong defense against the virus, SF is ready to further reduce COVID-19 restrictions and allow individuals to make their own decisions to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Health Officer Dr. Susan Philip. “The proof of vaccination and testing requirements served their purpose in keeping these spaces as safe as possible for staff and patrons. Rolling it back is part of coming out of crisis mode and learning to live with the virus.”
You can learn more about current Covid restrictions in San Francisco at SF.gov.
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