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San Francisco bars requiring proof of COVID-19 shots

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: ASSOCIATED PRESS San Francisco - 29 July 20211. Bartender uses hand shaker to mix drink2. Thee Parkside bar exterior3. Proof of Vaccination requirement sign inside entrance4. Customer shows vaccine card to bartender++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Malia Spanyol, Bartender, Thee Parkside:"So starting today, we are asking all customers who come in and hang out to show proof of vaccination, and we are doing that because several reasons. The San Francisco bars association has gotten together and most of the members have agreed to implement this policy because our workers are getting sick and this is a way to protect them. You know, if you have a customer come in, you're dealing with one bartender. This one bartender is dealing with two hundred customers in a shift and we're getting sick."6. Customer orders drink7. Bartender pours from spirit bottle8. Customer shows vaccine card inside The Sea Star bar9. Customer talks to bartender with drink in foreground++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++10. SOUNDBITE (English) Ryan Gilbert, Owner, The Sea Star:"Not knowing what's safe and what's not anymore, because you just don't know enough about the Delta variant. So I don't want to take it home to my kid. I don't want any of our customers to take it home to their kids."11. "Proof of Vaccination Required" sign at brewery entrance12. Patron shows off vaccination card++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++13. SOUNDBITE (English) Adrian Pelin, Customer:"It's important for the bartender to feel safe, support for the customer to feel safe with other customers around. Absolutely. So go for it and I thank the owner for doing it."14. Employee walks past bar++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++15. SOUNDBITE (English) Tim Obert, CEO, Seven Stills:"It's like, honestly, 50/50. Fifty percent of the people are like, oh my God, I love Seven Stills. Thank you so much for doing this. Thank you for protecting your staff and your patrons. And then the other 50 percent are like, screw you. I hope that your business fails. You are fascists. I mean, yeah, there were worse comments than that."++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++16. SOUNDBITE (English) Tim Obert, CEO, Seven Stills:"It's just a lot of people calling from, like Missouri or Alabama or Florida or North Carolina. They just saw a piece on us doing this and then just saying that we have no right to do this and they're going to sue us. You're going to sue us and you've never been here? Yeah, it sucks."17. Customer at bar shows vaccine card18. Closeup pouring cocktail++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++19. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrea Minoo, Owner, Bond Bar & Lounge:"We really can't shut down again. The majority of people barely made it through the first very long and very strict shutdown and reopening process. So it's going to be difficult if it has to happen again."20. Bar owner makes cocktail21. Cocktail moved onto barSTORYLINE:If you want to belly up to the bar for a shot in the City by the Bay, you may need to get that COVID shot first.Starting this week, hundreds of bars in San Francisco are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test if you want to go inside and drink.Many bars also have outdoor seating where patrons who are not vaccinated can still drink.It's part of a citywide effort by the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance to protect staff and customers.Several bar owners said they've had staff come down with COVID as the more contagious Delta variant emerges in the city.Many are also concerned with bringing the virus home to their unvaccinated children.So far most owners say they've only recieved positive comments from customers who say they feel safer drinking around others who are also vaccinated.But some bar owners say they have received threatening calls and negative online reviews, mostly from people outside the area who likely have never been to their establishments.Virus conditions nationwide and in California had been improving until the highly contagious delta variant took root, causing cases and hospitalizations to again increase, particularly among the unvaccinated. Vaccines protect most people from becoming seriously ill or dying. But unlike with previous variants, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says vaccinated people infected with the delta variant can spread that virus to others.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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