Honolulu – In some US cities, go out for a night and you can find someone waiting at a restaurant or theater door for a closer look at your immunization card and your photo ID. Or, conversely, you can just wave your card.
How strict immunization requirements are being implemented varies from place to place, even in the same state or city.
Vaccination certification is required in many American cities to enter restaurants and bars, play a concert or play, film or go to a football game.
Ticket agents in some cities, such as Seattle and New York, will ensure that all passers-by will be vaccinated, and the restaurant staff will do the same in many places. Elsewhere, immunization tests are in excellent condition. Sometimes it is performed in a dignified manner.
“There are some businesses that say they are testing vaccines, but they are not checking,” said Jay Mattsler, a Palm Springs California resident who stopped on a trip to California. Beach.
“Of course we tell them, ‘Sorry, you are not doing this. We will not give you our business, “Mitsler said.
Some places in the United States are afraid of losing business if they insist on evidence. Some say that there is a shortage of manpower at the national level. Some object in principle.
And some don’t want to risk ugly conflicts. At a restaurant in New York City, customers were asked to show proof of vaccination.
During the first month of operations in New York, inspectors issued warnings to 6,000 businesses for failing to check customer status, and 15 were fined $ 1,000 for repeated offenses. The indoor dining hall at the San-In-Out Burger junction in San Francisco was closed this month due to a lack of immunization approval by health officials.
When 1,500 or more Americans die from the virus every day, public health officials see it as an important tool to reduce COVID-19 requirements. Such laws face strong opposition in conservative states, which are primarily enforced in democracies.
On Monday, a hostess at the Highway in Restaurant in Honolulu asked for a vaccination test or a negative test. The information on their card must match their ID, and they must provide the address of the restaurant, which will be registered for two weeks at the time of the incident.
Restaurant owner Russell Ryan’s need for vaccines in restaurants declined in mid-September. He said a few unvaccinated people had “invaded Hoff,” but most remained obedient, and the business resumed when more people were vaccinated.
“There was more violence than we feared,” says Ryan. For whatever reason, we thought we would find some zealous preachers.
In many places in the US, how to enforce immunization rules is left to businesses.
In San Francisco last night, teenagers at the Cinema Theater, Concise looked at customers’ cell phones before giving them popcorn, candy and drinks.
At the City Opera House, however, an importer closely examines the vaccine’s evidence and compares it to a photo ID. Anyone who does not show proof will be asked to leave.
San Francisco health inspectors regularly check restaurants to see if businesses comply with immunization laws, but the city relies heavily on complaints about 311 line violations.
Only one restaurant has been fined if the city’s order goes into effect on Aug. 20 – the city has issued several warnings about the In-N-Out refusal to ask for vaccination certification, which closed on October 14th. The burger space is now only available for pick-up. A spokesman said the company refused to be a “vaccine for any government.”
In Los Angeles County, health inspectors found 38 bars, lounges, nightclubs, breweries, wineries and factories certified between October 8 and October 17 that needed additional training on immunization laws. During the next week, the county visited 78 bars and found that about 15% of customers did not comply with immunization regulations, leading to further training.
New Orleans is one of the largest cities to pass such laws, and Los Angeles plans to pass its own standards next week.
In New York City, large venues, such as Broadway theaters and museums, tend to enforce the rules. A neighborhood may not be a cafe.
“So many, so many restaurants and other businesses, ‘Yes, we work with this. We will keep our employees, our customers, everyone safe, ‘said Mayor Bill Dallasio.
Dean Rick Kamak, director of restaurant and hospitality management at the New York Institute of Culinary Education, some of the rules are ambiguous about how restaurants should operate, so some establishments vary in details such as paper or electronic cards. He said it is also difficult for non-armed staff to handle customers who are trained and hostile to hospitality.
“They don’t want to play the police,” he said. “They want to lead you to your desk and they want this to be the starting point for a great experience.”
Some businesses around the US have chosen to close their dining rooms and offer only outdoor or outdoor seating.
Hosti Kupopo Lorenzo greeted his customers Ashley and Martin Day as they arrived in Hawaii on a typical Hawaiian meal. Ashley pulls out her immunization card and her unvaccinated husband sits at a table after a recent COVID-19 negative test.
“We have different perspectives,” says Ashley Day. I think we both agreed that it should be a trial order rather than a vaccination order.
But they look forward to days when tests and vaccines are no longer needed.
“I think we want to see things reopen,” Ashley said.
Lincoln Whitehouse, author of the Associated Press in Salt Lake City, contributed to this report.