This week, three major cities in the United States are beginning to enforce COVID-19 vaccine mandates, with other cities considering following suit, The Associated Press has reported.
Here’s a breakdown of the cities that are requiring proof of vaccination for entry into businesses.
Note: This list will be updated as new information comes in.
Beginning Aug. 16, the city of New Orleans is requiring people to show either proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to enter some indoor places, including bars, restaurants, gyms and stadiums, CNN reported.
To enter these indoor venues, people must prove they have received at least one dose of a vaccine or that they tested negative for the virus no more than 72 hours prior, according to CNN.
The mandate applies to all indoor bars and restaurants, and outdoor venues with more than 500 people, according to WDSU News.
Louisiana has one of the lowest rates of vaccination in the country, CNN reported.
New York City
New York City is requiring people to provide proof of vaccination before entering indoor venues starting Aug. 17, according to an executive order signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, Yahoo News reported.
New York City will require proof of at least one vaccine dose for indoor activities, including dining, fitness clubs and performances, CNBC reported. Employees of these venues are also required to be vaccinated, and that enforcement will begin Sept. 13.
The city of San Francisco is requiring some indoor businesses — including restaurants, bars, gyms, clubs and entertainment venues — to obtain proof of vaccination from their patrons and employees in order for them to enter, according to a news release from San Francisco’s mayor, London N. Breed.
For patrons, this mandate goes into effect on Aug. 20, but does not apply to people who are ordering or picking up food to go, according to the release. For employees at these venues, the proof of vaccination requirement goes into effect Oct. 13.
Starting Aug. 20, indoor venues holding large events with 1,000 or more people will require attendees ages 12 and up to provide proof of vaccination.