Do I need to check for proof of vaccination or negative test at the door?
It is up to each business to implement a process that makes sense for their service model.
We recommend posting signage requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test at each point of entry. Some sample approaches to consider:
- Restaurants with a host stand: Check for proof of vaccination or a negative test when a customer checks in.
- Restaurants without a host stand: Check for proof of vaccination or a negative test by the server at the first interact with a seated customer.
- Counter service: Check for proof of vaccination at the point of ordering when asking if a customer would like their order for dining in or if it’s a to-go order.
- Bars: Check for proof of vaccination or a negative test at the door along with IDs, or bartender asks at the bar when the customer sits down.
- Venues with ticketed events: Check for proof of vaccination or a negative test at the point of entry when checking tickets and/or IDs.
- Catering/Rental Halls: For rental halls with private events (e.g. weddings) an event coordinator can work with the party to communicate the standards for the venue. They may choose to work with the event planner or host to gather proof of vaccination in advance of the event or identify staff to verify at the point of entry to the event.
Tell your customers proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative test within three days is required to enter.
The City updated signs to clarify only customers eating or drinking indoors need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. If customers are picking up food for take-out or will only be inside for less than 15 minutes, they do not need to show proof.
Tell your customers face masks are required.
Help your employees know what to look for when verifying vaccination status.