(RT) – Beginning Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at 6 am, certain establishments will be required to verify that patrons aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine,” Mayor Murial Bowser said in a Wednesday press release, adding that residents will have another month to become fully immunized.
The new mandate is set to impact a long list of businesses and indoor public spaces, among them restaurants, bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues, gyms and fitness centers. Though no clear definition was provided for “event and meeting establishments,” they, too, will be subject to the vaccine requirement.
The city will allow several different means of proving vaccination status, including an official CDC document, an “immunization record” provided by a health provider, or one of multiple verification apps, such as VaxYes or CLEAR. It remains unclear whether proof of natural immunity from a prior infection will be accepted, as the mayor’s office spoke only of vaccines.
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