Amid Delta’s Rise, Some Mass. Eating places Are Requiring Proof Of Vaccination

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While Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has been cautious about any type of vaccine mandate to date, some employers and corporations are taking matters into their own hands by requiring employees to do so – and sometimes customers who want to dine indoors, for example. For Jim Braude, Adam Reilly was accompanied by two local businessmen to learn how they were dealing with the situation: James Gracik, producer at Jacques Cabaret in Boston, and Kari Kuelzer, owner of Grendel’s Den in Cambridge.

At Jacques Cabaret, Gracik said from the start, new employees are required to show vaccination cards. “I am very happy to work for a facility that has been willing to put safety first,” he said.

Külzer said customers at Grendel can bring the vaccination card themselves or show a photo of the ID. Unvaccinated customers are usually only allowed to use outdoor seating. “We try to be as proactive as possible and reward people for being vaccinated,” she said.

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