Mayor London Breed on San Francisco Businesses Joining Push for Vaccine Requirements
Businesses, both large and small, are requiring vaccines for either workers or customers as part of growing push to increase vaccine uptake in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today recognized those businesses that are implementing vaccine requirements as part of the way to move San Francisco forward. Many large businesses are putting in new vaccine requirements for their returning employees, and many small businesses are adding vaccine requirements for both employees and customers.
Today, DoorDash and the YMCA of San Francisco joined a number of other companies, including Facebook, Google, Lyft, Uber, Twilio, and Twitter in requiring San Francisco employees to be vaccinated to return to in-person work this year. These office-based businesses accompany a growing number of customer-facing businesses in the restaurant, nightlife and entertainment industry such as The Independent, Rickshaw Stop, Bottom of the Hill, DECANTsf, the Black Cat, and the SF Eagle that are leading in vaccine requirements. The City and County of San Francisco is requiring that all City employees be vaccinated 10 weeks after final FDA approval, with certain medical and religious exemptions.
“Throughout this pandemic, San Francisco has led the way in following the guidance of our public health experts and saving lives,” said Mayor Breed. “We know the vaccine is essential for preventing hospitalizations and keeping people safe, and we all need to do our part to get more people to get vaccinated. Every day, more and more businesses, both large and small, are stepping up to put stronger vaccine requirements in place, whether that’s requiring their employees to get vaccinated, or requiring people who come into their places of business to have been vaccinated. San Francisco has the highest vaccination rate of any major city because we all care about protecting public health. I appreciate all of the work these businesses are doing to protect their employees and our residents. Together we are sending a strong message that San Francisco is the safest city in the country to work, to visit, and to live.”
In San Francisco, currently 77% of eligible residents (12 and up) are fully vaccinated, and 84% have had at least one dose. Vaccines remain the most powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. For information about finding a safe, free and convenient COVID-19 vaccine, visit sf.gov/getvaccinated.