SF Hints At Vaccine Mandate Beyond City Workers
Currently all city employees of San Francisco and those who work in “high-risk” settings are required by the city to get the COVID vaccine, unless they have a religious or medical exemption.
High-risk settings include acute-care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, homeless shelters and jails. See the current San Francisco Department of Health “Safer Return Together” Health Order last updated July 20, 2021
But the vaccine mandate might be widened soon to possibly include parts of the general public according to quotes this week from San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who stated she was looking into mandate options with the City Attorney’s office.
According to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Trisha Thadani, Mayor Breed said “Yes, we are looking at mask mandates for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Yes, we are looking at mandatory vaccines for people who are not .. just city employees.”
“We’re looking at those with the City Attorney’s office now. As soon as we have the details of what we are able to do, we will do them, we do not make these decisions lightly.” – Mayor London Breed
— Trisha Thadani (@TrishaThadani) July 29, 2021
This is an evolving news story and details may change rapidly. Read the full story at San Francisco Chronicle.