Starting Monday (Jan. 3), those looking to dine indoors will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
According to the city’s mandate, employees and children aged 5 years and 3 months through 11 will be required to have one dose of their COVID-19 vaccine by January 3 and to complete their vaccination series by February 3.
For the first two weeks, businesses that sell food or drink may choose to accept proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test within 24 hours of entry for those not fully vaccinated.
The exception will end, and everyone will need to be fully vaccinated on January 17, 2022, to dine indoors.
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Now Required in Chicago at Most Indoor Spaces for Everyone Ages 5 and Up
Monday (Jan. 3) brings major changes for restaurants and many other businesses in Chicago as a COVID-19 vaccination mandate goes into effect.
Restaurants, bars, gyms, entertainment venues, and anywhere else that serves food or drinks now require proof of vaccination for everyone five and older.
A photocopy of a COVID-19 vaccination card or even a clear picture of it on a phone is accepted as proof.
Additionally, there is mandatory SARS-CoV-2 testing weekly for employees who are not vaccinated. City inspectors will be checking in on businesses, and those who do not comply will face fines up to $10,000.
Armed Police Traumatize Little Boy, Kick Him Out of NYC Restaurant for Eating Without Showing Vaccine Papers
In New York City, a mother and her child were recently thrown out of a restaurant because they could not show COVID-19 vaccine passports to the police.
Several people inside the restaurant said the behavior by police was tantamount to scaring and traumatizing a child, calling it “disgusting and gross.”
Under NYC rules for private businesses, children as young as 5 must show proof they are vaccinated.