If you haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19, your world starts to shrink a bit.
Pressure is mounting on the unvaccinated to get their full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in hopes of preventing the spread of the virus as highly contagious variants emerge. Many organizations tell unvaccinated people emphatically that they are no longer welcome until they change their minds.
From attending college to enjoying a Broadway play, here are some of the things that vulnerable people can no longer do.
Work for certain employers
In recent weeks, momentum has grown among companies to mandate vaccination for all employees. The list of these companies is long and seems to be constantly growing.
Earlier this month, President Joe Biden effectively added the federal government to that list by signing an executive order requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated.
Recently, the White House also announced that the US Department of Labor is developing a regulation that will “require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who have not received the vaccination to submit a negative test result on a weekly basis.” At least before coming to work.”
Travel to certain countries
Some states are asking unvaccinated Americans to stay home. Among them are France and Spain. Other countries – such as Sweden – are requiring all Americans to stay out of the home regardless of their vaccination status.
The United States is not the only country dealing with a cold situation. In August, Finland said that travelers coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canada temporarily would not be able to enter the country unless they were fully vaccinated. That was because those countries were recording higher numbers of coronavirus infections.
Soon, things can get more difficult for unvaccinated travelers. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he would support banning all unvaccinated people from air travel.
Australian airline Qantas has already announced plans to ban unvaccinated travelers from international flights.
Attend a Broadway play
The Unvaccinated Status is a Broadway show instrument. In late July, the Broadway League announced that all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City would require audience members to be vaccinated at shows through the end of October, with a review of planned policies for the shows thereafter.
All members of the production—from the performers to the behind-the-scenes cast—must also be introduced to the jab.
Enjoy other forms of fun in New York City
If it has not been pollinated, a bite of the large apple will likely leave a sour taste in your mouth.
New York City now requires proof of vaccination for you to enjoy indoor dining, entertainment, and fitness facilities. The policy began on August 17 but was not implemented until September 13.
Serve in the army
Last month, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III directed that all US service members be given mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.
The August 24 memo requires the full vaccination of all members of active duty, as well as those in the National Guard or the Standing Reserve.
Attend a home invaders match
If you’re an unprotected Las Vegas Raiders fan, expect to watch this season’s games from home. The NFL has announced that all home games attendees need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Those who have not been vaccinated can receive their vaccinations on site at Allegiant Stadium prior to matches. Taking advantage of this opportunity will allow you to enter the stadium and watch the match while wearing a mask.
Attending specific colleges
Some unvaccinated students are doomed to fail the first test of the college year: getting into the classroom in the first place.
At least two institutions — Ohio State University and the entire SUNY system — have announced that all students must be vaccinated to attend classes this school year.
Ohio has set deadlines for the first (October 15) and second (November 15) vaccine shots. The State University of New York offers a “grace period of up to 35 days.” SUNY will also review vaccination exemption requests based on religious or medical grounds, while Ohio State says “a limited set of exemptions will be approved on a case-by-case basis.”
Smaller schools such as Sacramento State University have implemented similar policies.
Have fun in San Francisco
Like New York City, San Francisco restricts access to recreational activities if you haven’t been vaccinated. The city says all restaurants, bars, clubs, gyms and large indoor events should have proof of vaccination from both patrons and employees.
The East Coast, the West Coast, and everywhere in between, life is getting tougher for those who haven’t been vaccinated.
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