September 17, 2021

Berkeley begins new indoor business vaccine mandate for customers

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) — Berkeley is taking a page from San Francisco’s pandemic playbook. On Friday, September 3 at 12:01 a.m., a new indoor vaccine mandate kicks in for the East Bay city.

On Wednesday, Berkeley announced a new health order that requires patrons of indoor businesses to show proof of vaccination.

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“We think that this is an important step to take to not only protect people in our community, but also to change behavior and to encourage people to get vaccinated,” said Berkeley’s Mayor, Jesse Arreguin, who is concerned about the current Delta-driven COVID surge, and ensuring vaccine compliance.

“We’re going to be educating businesses about the requirements, providing signage, information about what forms of vaccinations to check.”

A vaccine card, or a photo of one, will allow customers entry to…

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