Proof of COVID-19 vaccine requirement for most indoor public spaces in Boston

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IN A MUSEUM, YOU’LL NEED TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION. NOTICE VACCINATION REQUIRED. TH SIE GNS ARE UP AT BOSTON’S CHILDRENS MUSEUM. >> WE’RE GOING TO RELY MOSTLY ON THE VISUAL CHECKS TO START WITH, AND I THINK EVERYONE EE,LS BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS, WE’RE GOING TO IRON THIS OUT AS WE GO. REPORTER: THE MUSEUM KNOWN FOR POPULAR PLAY ACTIVITIES. STAFF NOW PREPPING TO CHECK VACCINE CARDS. >> WE’VE HAD COMMUNICATIONS RFO VISITORS ON OUR WEB SITE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS NOW, RYEALL SINCE THE MANDATE CAME O.UT REPORTER: AT GALLERIA UMBERTO IN BOSTON’S NORTH END, THE OWNER SAYS CHECKING FOR VACCATINION STATUS IS JUST NOT WORTH THE HASSLE. >> SINCE THE MANDATE ONLY APPLIES TO EAT-IN, WE’L’ ELIMINATE THAT PART, BECAUSEO T SEGREGATE THE TAKE OUT AND THE NON TAKE OUT IS A CHORE. REPORTER: HE’S MOVING THE PIZZERIA TO TAKE-OUT ONLY AT LEAST FOR NOW. HE SAYS HE DOESN’T HAVE THE STAFF TO SPARE TO BE CHECKING FOR VACCINE STATUS. >> WE ONLY GOT LIKE 5 GUYS WORKING. WE DON’T HAVE ANY WAITRESSES TO CHECK PEOPLE COMING IN. REPORT:ER STARTING TOMORROW, BOSTON’S VACCINE REQUIREMENT APPLIETOS BORIS, RESTAURANTS, GYMNASIUMS, SPORTS ARENAS, THEATERS, AND MUSEUM. >> MY MESSAGE WOULD JUST BE BE PATIENT WITH EVERYONE, BE PATIENT WITH EACH OTHER, BE PATIENT WITH US AND WE WILL BE PATIENT WITH YOU. REPORTER: THIS PLAN IS MOVING IN PHASES. RIGHT NOW IT APPLIES TO ANYONE 12 ANDLD O. IN MAY, IT WILL APPLY TO ANYONE

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine requirement for most indoor public spaces in Boston starting Saturday

A COVID-19 vaccine requirement for some indoor public spaces in Boston goes into effect Saturday.Patrons 12 and older will be required to show they have received at least one vaccine dose to enter indoor dining, bars, nightclubs, gyms and entertainment venues. Proof of full vaccination will be required for adults by Feb. 15.There are some exemptions, including performing artists who are not regularly employed by a venue, professional athletes and sports teams.Affected businesses will be required to place a sign at the front entrance and check a customer’s vaccination proof upon entry. Acceptable forms of proof will include a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination card, a digital image of the card, an image of another official immunization record or a COVID-19 vaccine verification app. Boston officials say the forthcoming “B Together” app will allow individuals to store vaccination records for themselves and for children or family members. It is expected to launch in app stores on Saturday with support for English, Spanish and simplified Chinese. Additional languages will follow. On Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced a different digital vaccine card system that people who were vaccinated in Massachusetts may obtain and download to their smartphones. That tool is built on the SMART Health Card standard, which is already in use by several other states.

A COVID-19 vaccine requirement for some indoor public spaces in Boston goes into effect Saturday.

Patrons 12 and older will be required to show they have received at least one vaccine dose to enter indoor dining, bars, nightclubs, gyms and entertainment venues. Proof of full vaccination will be required for adults by Feb. 15.

There are some exemptions, including performing artists who are not regularly employed by a venue, professional athletes and sports teams.

Affected businesses will be required to place a sign at the front entrance and check a customer’s vaccination proof upon entry.

Acceptable forms of proof will include a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination card, a digital image of the card, an image of another official immunization record or a COVID-19 vaccine verification app.

Boston officials say the forthcoming “B Together” app will allow individuals to store vaccination records for themselves and for children or family members. It is expected to launch in app stores on Saturday with support for English, Spanish and simplified Chinese. Additional languages will follow.

On Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced a different digital vaccine card system that people who were vaccinated in Massachusetts may obtain and download to their smartphones. That tool is built on the SMART Health Card standard, which is already in use by several other states.



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