Ought to Mass. require proof of vaccination at eating places?

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Would you continue to eat if proof of vaccination was required?

Some restaurants now require proof of vaccination. Photo for The Washington Post by Rachel Wisniewski

  • An ongoing list of restaurants and bars in the Boston area that require proof of vaccination

New York City’s announcement on Tuesday that it would require proof of vaccination at indoor restaurants and gyms raised the question: Is Massachusetts coming next?

While Governor Charlie Baker isn’t required to provide proof of vaccination just yet, some local companies – including Grendel’s Den, Rebel Rebel, and The Quiet Few – have their own proof of vaccination.

“In order to work, we need to be safe,” wrote Joshua Weinstein, owner of The Quiet Few in East Boston, in an Instagram post announcing the bar’s new policy. “It is not a fair invitation to the bar / restaurant industry to simply put on masks again. We tried that. Apart from the fact that our industry is endowed with scarce staff and strenuous overtime, it is not our job to make further concessions. We did that. For over 15 months. “

If mass. in the end introduces a vaccination record mandate, questions remain: Will a nationwide app like New York City’s Excelsior Pass be widely available for people to digitally store their vaccination records? Can children under the age of 12 who are currently not eligible for the vaccine continue to eat indoors?

We want to hear your questions, concerns, and comments about a statewide mandate that requires proof of vaccination in restaurants. Fill out the survey below or send us an email at [email protected].

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