By AUDREY McAVOY, Related Press
HONOLULU (AP) — Searching for to beat again a COVID-19 surge, Honolulu will quickly require patrons of eating places, bars, museums, theaters and different institutions to indicate proof of vaccination or a latest unfavourable check for the illness, town’s mayor mentioned Monday.
The transfer comes after the extremely contagious delta variant prompted a surge of infections throughout the state. Earlier than the Fourth of July, Hawaii had a seven-day common of 46 each day circumstances. On Monday, that determine hit 874.
Mayor Rick Blangiardi mentioned this system referred to as “Protected Entry Oahu” takes impact on Sept. 13. Honolulu joins different cities similar to New Orleans, New York, San Francisco and the U.S. territory of Guam which have carried out comparable necessities.
Kids beneath the age of 12 can be exempt. Workers of the institutions should present proof of vaccination or endure weekly testing, Blangiardi mentioned. He mentioned companies that do not comply might be fined or probably shut down.
The mayor mentioned this system was a approach to management the unfold of COVID-19 whereas avoiding a lockdown.
In Honolulu County, 85% of the eligible inhabitants 12 and older has had no less than one dose of vaccine. Blangiardi mentioned he hopes the rest of residents will get vaccinated.
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