Because loosening those rules would otherwise largely hinge on the honor system, though, some businesses and organizations have announced that they’ll require proof of vaccination for entry — either because they want to ensure a safer environment or because their state or local government mandates it.
It’s an interim solution that allows vaccinated people to regain a sense of normalcy, while establishments ramp up operations after an economically devastating year. But requiring proof of vaccination also raises challenges around logistics and enforcement, as well as concerns about forgery and privacy.
Here’s where some experts and business owners stand.
For larger events, the details are still unclear
Music festivals are returning, performance venues are opening and sports stadiums are filling up — and a number of them will be checking vaccination status.