Effective January 19, customers of any space of public accommodation where food and/or drink is sold for on-site consumption are required to show proof of a completed vaccination series or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours. Booster shots are not required. Children under the age of 5 are exempted from this regulation. This regulation goes into effect for ticketed events on January 26.
How Access to Public Health Impacts Economic Health
2020 has taught us how important “essential workers” are to our daily lives. In hospitality they work in hotels, convention centers, airports, food service and public transit sectors among others. These professions are comprised largely of BIPOC and other underrepresented populations. They are the same populations that have been historically overlooked and underserved in our public health system. To help ensure that our hospitality venues remain open and operational, we need a healthy workforce.
Jennifer DeCubellis CEO, Hennepin Healthcare
Dr. Rachel Hardeman Professor – Health Policy & Management, UMN School of Public Health
Stella Whitney-West CEO, North Point Health Center
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