Following New York City’s lead, Hoboken could become the first New Jersey city to refuse unvaccinated entry to a bar.
Hoboken City Councilor Michael DeFusco is offering a financial incentive for bars that verify COVID vaccination status as a condition of entry. He asks Mayor Ravi Bhalla to speed up the idea and implement it by decree.
Bhalla said all options were on the table to increase his town’s vaccination rate, but did not directly comment on Fusco’s proposal. Bhalla backed a plan to offer companies a financial incentive if at least 75% of their employees were vaccinated.
âEncouraging businesses that are ready to take further action to prevent the spread of this virus, especially well-packaged bars, is a victory for both public health and safety in our city and provides additional relief for small businesses. companies struggling to make ends meet. for a year and a half. – First Hoboken City Councilor
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Some restaurant and bar owners already don’t like it and think it would be too much to apply.
Jim McCue, who owns two bars in town, told NJ.com he had enough trouble sorting through fake IDs to prove someone was 21, and noted that these vaccination cards of the CDC are even easier to tamper with.
Fake vax cards are already a growing problem. Some college kids paid $ 200 or more to get one to prove their immunization status to attend class. The FBI has identified a fake card business in Chicago. There have been local reports in other states of students using fake cards to stay in school.
There is no direct evidence that this is happening in New Jersey, but do a quick Google search and you will be able to find plenty of deals. At least eight colleges and universities in New Jersey require proof of vaccination to attend fall classes. Kean University was the first to announce it would cancel the enrollment of students who failed to provide proof of immunization status last week.
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