September 27, 2021

‘I won’t check 100%’: Indoor vaccination mandate coming to Contra Costa County, some businesses already pushing back

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) — One other Bay Space County is about to require proof of coronavirus vaccination for many indoor settings like eating places and gymnasiums, however not everyone seems to be on board in Contra Costa County.

Kimberly Marion from Walnut Creek was eating exterior in Danville Tuesday. She’s received no downside exhibiting her vaccination card the subsequent time she eats inside a restaurant.

“I completely support that, I feel it’s necessary for everyone to get vaccinated,” she stated.

Contra Costa County is issuing the vaccine mandate, requiring anybody 12 and older present proof of vaccination or a destructive COVID-19 check inside 72 hours earlier than getting into indoor eating places and gymnasiums, all as a result of coronavirus charges are nonetheless excessive.

“We’re still very concerned about the Delta variant,” stated Contra County Supervisor John Gioia.

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“It’s a little inconvenient to pull out the phone or show a card but it saves lives,” stated Steve Velardi from Alamo.

Related mandates are actually the legislation in San Francisco and Berkeley.

At Danville’s Cocina Hermanas, homeowners say checking vaccine playing cards can be one other problem for workers after a troublesome yr of doing enterprise.

“We’re trying to stay on top of it to keep customers safe so we can stay open,” stated proprietor Darren Matte.

Incontro Restaurante proprietor Bernadette Moufarrej says some of her clients aren’t vaccinated, out of alternative or as a result of they’ve underlying well being circumstances.

“How do I turn them away? They’re regulars, I know several who are regulars. I’ll comply but I won’t do it 100 percent,” she stated.

The county says its specializing in schooling for now, however will take into account fines for enterprise which do not comply. The well being order takes impact September 22.

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