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‘You can see the storm coming:’ Here are the Bay Area restaurants and bars requiring

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With coronavirus cases sharply rising in the Bay Area, more restaurants and bars are planning to require proof of vaccination to enter.

Previously an action only taken by a few of the most cautious owners, the concept of only allowing vaccinated individuals inside businesses is gaining steam amid concerns about the rapidly spreading and more infectious delta variant.

“Right now it’s March 10, 2020. You can see the storm is coming and no one has the courage to sound the alarm,” said Matt Reagan, co-owner of Palmetto and the Kon-Tiki in Oakland, by email. He noted that some careful diners are already avoiding indoor dining, and he wants to make sure those people know some restaurants are still taking the pandemic seriously.

Health experts say indoor dining is the one of the riskiest activities because diners must remove their masks to eat. While these experts say the risk of getting seriously ill from dining inside a restaurant for fully vaccinated individuals is relatively low, the level of risk is rising because of the delta variant.





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2021-07-22 03:42:15

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