tarting Jan. 3, Chicago will require anyone age 5 and older to provide proof of full vaccination before they can dine indoors, go to a gym or enter entertainment venues where food and drinks are served, like bars and nightclubs, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday.
In Boston, patrons will have to show they’ve been vaccinated in order to enter indoor spaces like restaurants, bars, movie theaters, museums and sports stadiums starting Jan. 15 in what will be a phased vaccine mandate, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced Monday.
Philadalphia Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole said last week vaccine cards will be required to enter any Philadelphia establishment where food is served indoors — including dine-in movie theaters, sporting venues, bowling alleys, bars and casinos — starting Jan. 3.
New York was the first city to announce a vaccine mandate in August for patrons dining indoors, seeing movies in theaters and even going to gyms in a play to encourage unvaccinated New Yorkers to get their shots, Mayor Bill De Blasio said.
It was soon followed by San Francisco, where since August proof of vaccination has been required to enter indoor restaurants, bars, theaters, clubs and gyms.
Shortly after, New Orleans announced the city would adopt a similar policy of requiring proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test to enter an indoor bar or restaurant and in November, city officials said the mandate would continue until at least Mardi Gras the following year, or March 2022