Oakland’s Vaccine Mandate Starts Tuesday for Many Indoor Businesses

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Oakland restaurants, coffee shops, gyms and other indoor businesses will be required Tuesday to start confirming the full vaccination status of all patrons age 12 and up.

Proof of vaccination and photo ID is required to enter the following places:

  • Establishments or events where food or drink is served including restaurants, bars, coffee houses, clubs, and banquet halls
  • Entertainment venues including theaters, concert venues, museums, and recreation facilities
  • Gyms, fitness centers and yoga studios
  • Senior adult care facilities and City senior programs
  • City Hall*
  • Large indoor events at city and privately-owned facilities

People entering affected businesses for the following reasons will not be required to show proof of vaccination:

  • Place or pick-up a to-go order
  • Perform necessary repairs
  • Using the restroom

If medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine is presented, the individual must provide proof of that exemption and a recent negative COVID test result.

The Oakland City Council approved the ordinance last month. San Francisco updated its mask mandate last week.

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