NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – A New Haven restaurant is telling future patrons that starting Friday, it will require either proof of a COVID vaccine, or a negative COVID test.
BAR – New Haven took to social media on Monday to post the new policy changes.
The restaurant said masks are currently required for all guests.
Then, starting Friday Aug. 13, all patrons will need to either show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine, or a negative COVID test result dated within 72 hours.
While some patrons on the nightclub’s Facebook page disagree with the requirements, some people Eyewitness News spoke with say it's a good move
"I think it’s good. We have to take precautions and I think it’s better we do it that way for now," Varney Hardy of New Haven said.
"We should absolutely have mask mandates and we should absolutely be encouraging more people to get vaccinated if not mandating it whenever possible," Hamden resident Eric Goodman said.
The policy comes around the same time that New Haven reimplemented a city-wide mask mandate.
Last week, New York City announced it will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, making it the first big city in the U.S. to impose such restrictions.
Here in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont had previously said he doesn’t see that kind of a mandate happening here.
Channel 3 reached out to the general manager of BAR - New Haven for comment. There has been no response yet.