Twin Cities join other US tourist spots turning to indoor vaccine or testing mandates – CNN

Editor’s Note — CNN has launched Unlocking the World, a weekly newsletter to guide you through the latest travel developments and more. Sign up here.(CNN) — If you want to enjoy an indoor meal, drinks or entertainment in some of the most popular urban escapes in the United States, you better have proof of vaccination or, in some cases, at least a negative result from a recent Covid-19 test with you.

Some big tourism spots, such as New York City, have already had mandates in place for months. But with the highly infectious Omicron variant of coronavirus rapidly spreading, more US cities are introducing restrictions.

The mayors of Minnesota’s Twin Cities announced January 12 that they’re joining the list of places imposing mandates (see more below). It’s a good thing to keep in mind, especially if you’re traveling from a part of the country that isn’t as strict about masks, testing and vaccines.

As of January 12, here are some of the major US destinations that are already imposing mandates regarding vaccination and testing or have announced plans to do so soon:

Boston

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the city will be requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination for indoor dining, fitness venues, theaters and arenas starting Saturday.

The mandate will apply to patrons and employees and will come online in phases.

For people 12 and older, proof of a single dose of vaccine will be required starting January 15. Proof of full vaccination will be required February 15.

Starting March 1, children 5 to 11 must show proof of one dose of vaccine. Starting May 1, children 5 to 11 must show proof of full vaccination.

Chicago

Since January 3, the nation’s third-largest city has required proof of vaccination for most businesses that serve food or drinks.

The new requirement is in effect for anyone 5 and older at restaurants, gyms, theaters, bars and other entertainment and sporting venues that serve food and beverages.

All patrons must be fully vaccinated to enter these establishments, and there is no testing option. Unvaccinated employees of these venues will have a test-out option.

Grocery stores, soup kitchens, schools, places of worship, office buildings and residential buildings are exempt. Learn more at Chicago.gov.

Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, all customers served in the indoor part of a food or beverage establishment and other types of indoor venues must show proof of full vaccination before entry. Enforcement began on November 29. Examples of covered locations include:

• Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, breweries and hotel ballrooms
• Gyms and fitness venues
• Movie theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, pool halls, live performance venues, sports arenas and museums

Also, California now requires universal masking in indoor public settings through February 15 at least, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly has said. Learn more from the California Department of Health.

Minneapolis and St. Paul

Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis and Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul have announced that starting January 19, patrons will have to show proof of vaccination or a negative result from a Covid-19 test when visiting restaurants or attending events that serve food or drinks.

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Source: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/major-us-cities-vaccine-test-mandates-covid-19/index.html

Editor’s Note — CNN has launched Unlocking the World, a weekly newsletter to guide you through the latest travel developments and more. Sign up here.(CNN) — If you want to enjoy an indoor meal, drinks or entertainment in some of the most popular urban escapes in the United States, you better have proof of vaccination or, in some cases, at least a negative result from a recent Covid-19 test with you.

Some big tourism spots, such as New York City, have already had mandates in place for months. But with the highly infectious Omicron variant of coronavirus rapidly spreading, more US cities are introducing restrictions.

The mayors of Minnesota’s Twin Cities announced January 12 that …….

Editor’s Note — CNN has launched Unlocking the World, a weekly newsletter to guide you through the latest travel developments and more. Sign up here.(CNN) — If you want to enjoy an indoor meal, drinks or entertainment in some of the most popular urban escapes in the United States, you better have proof of vaccination or, in some cases, at least a negative result from a recent Covid-19 test with you.

Some big tourism spots, such as New York City, have already had mandates in place for months. But with the highly infectious Omicron variant of coronavirus rapidly spreading, more US cities are introducing restrictions.

The mayors of Minnesota’s Twin Cities announced January 12 that …….

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