Another one bites the dust!
Boston is the next deep-blue American city to enact illegal COVID-19 jab mandates to enter indoor facilities.
Beantown Mayor Michelle Wu announced proof of COVID-19 inoculation requirement for restaurants, gyms, entertainment venues, and others.
The illegal mandate goes into effect on January 15th, 2022 for everyone ages 12 and up.
Bostonians, it’s time for you to rise up and resist medical tyranny like folks in The Big Apple have done for several months now.
Starting on January 15, 2022, individuals will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain indoor spaces like restaurants, fitness facilities, entertainment spaces, and certain meeting spaces in Boston.— City of Boston (@CityOfBoston) December 20, 2021
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🚨Boston Becomes Latest US City to Mandate Vaccine Passports— Chi Lee (@chi_un_lee) December 20, 2021
NBC 10 Boston explained:
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a new proof of vaccination requirements for restaurants and other indoor venues including gyms and theaters on Monday.
She also said all city employees must be vaccinated along that same timeline, eliminating a weekly testing option that had existed previously.
“This is just one step in an aggressive approach the city has already been working hard to implement,” Wu said. “It is absolutely a necessary one. We’re ready to take this step forward to protect our residents.”
The proof of vaccination requirement for indoor venues will go into effect starting Jan. 15 for everyone ages 12 and up. All patrons and employees will be required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Beginning Feb. 15, everyone will have to show proof of two doses. Starting on March 1, children over age 5 will be required to be vaccinated as well.
The proof of vaccination requirement covers three categories:
- Indoor dining, including bars and restaurants
- Indoor fitness venues like gyms
- Indoor entertainment, recreational and event venues, including theater shows or sports games
While Mayor Michelle Wu went full authoritarian, breakthrough COVID-19 cases have fueled the latest outbreak in highly vaccinated Massachusetts.
By enforcing a COVID-19 jab mandate, Boston will retreat from science.
Meanwhile, professional athletes won’t need to live by the same standards as Bostonian peasants.
Sciency. https://t.co/lyqj0i7Nv6— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) December 21, 2021
Boston's COVID vaccine mandate for indoor venues will not apply to professional athleteshttps://t.co/iJHB9kL4U4— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) December 21, 2021
The Post Millennial noted:
The wording of the vaccine mandate allows for “a professional athlete/sports team who enters covered premises as part of their regular employment for purposes of competing” to not be vaccinated. It will apply to both resident and visiting athletes. According to the Boston Globe, right now, people 12 years old and older need to show either a recent negative COVID test or an up-to-date vaccine card in order to gain access to the TD Garden.
After the Jan. 15 2022 deadline, the option for the negative test will no longer exist, and all people wishing to enter the premises will have to show proof of vaccination.