Earlier this month, the City of San Francisco revised its “Safer Return Together” Health Order to require restaurants (indoor dining), bars, clubs, gyms, and large indoor events to obtain proof of vaccination from patrons and employees.
The key requirements of the Health Order are as follows:
Businesses may not use self-attestation or ask for proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Both guests and employees must show proof of full vaccination status in one of three ways:
Businesses should notify their affected employees of the vaccination requirement and the October 13th deadline as soon as possible. Employers should also retain records of an employee’s vaccination status, such as making a copy of their vaccination card and placing it in the employee’s confidential medical file.
Lastly, employers should keep in mind that, despite these requirements, they are still required to engage in the interactive process and assess potential accommodations should an employee raise concerns related to medical and religious exemptions to the vaccine.
More details regarding this requirement, including mandatory notices, can be found here.