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.

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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

BAR – New Haven took to social media on Monday to post the new policy changes.

"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.

BAR - New Haven

BAR - New Haven has implemented a new health requirement if you want to dine at their restaurant.

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.

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.

Channel 3 reached out to the general manager of BAR - New Haven for comment. There has been no response yet.

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Wayne Johnson

More than 45,000 Americans have died from the Covid19 vaccination. Tens of thousands have had serious complications from the vaccine.

Our immune system is 99.97% effective in killing the virus. The vaccines are between 90% to 94% effective and come with all kinds of potentially serious side effects, including death.

You would have to be mentally incompetent to get the vaccine with those statistics.

I have a feeling that this restaurant will be closing. About 50% of all Americans will continue to refuse to get vaccinated.

Well Educated Liberal

Love this policy. Keeps out the rednecks.

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Wayne Johnson

It is the well educated who are refusing the vaccines.

Brian C. Duffy

You don't have a college degree, Wayne. I've asked you to cite one before and you couldn't. Maybe you could refer us to another fake video. You're a fraud.

Brian Duffy ~~ Tariffville, CT - fully vaccinated for months now, no paralysis yet!

Joey

They're going to lose a lot of money

Verdad

Are you still overdue for your vaccination? If so, you are prolonging the pandemic we desperately want to end. Feel free to participate.

Wayne Johnson

More than 45,000 Americans have died from the Covid19 vaccination. Tens of thousands have had serious complications from the vaccine. Our immune system is 99.97% effective in killing the virus. The vaccines are between 90% to 94% effective and come with all kinds of potentially serious side effects, including death. You would have to be mentally incompetent to get the vaccine with those statistics.

Chickennone

I can smell the lawsuits from here...

Verdad

Are you still overdue for your vaccination? If so, you are prolonging the pandemic we desperately want to end. Feel free to participate.

kkaschke

[censored] show your papers or go elsewhere

Wellduh

HALT! Ihre Papiere bitte.

kkaschke

Sieg Heil

Well Educated Liberal

I bet you and duh think people should be required to show ID when they vote. That is discriminatory, unconstitutional and racist. Talk about show me your papers. Pot meet kettle. Nothing wrong with requiring proof of vaccination to enter a private business.

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Wellduh

Would that be the same ID they are required to show to get the jab? The majority of the black and Hispanic community in CT remain unvaxxinated. I don't know anyone in these communities that doesn't have an ID. Your soft racism is showing.

Brian C. Duffy

You spend a lot of time in those communities? Please provide your name and hometown to verify.

Brian Duffy ~~ Tariffville, CT

Well Educated Liberal

The reason the African American and Hispanic community can't get vaccinated is because they don't have the means to get ID's because racists won't give them jobs. They constantly live in fear because of the rethugliklans intimidating them. I have 7 biracial children and I identify as African American. I am NOT the racist here!

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Ecurb

You're as big a part of the problem as those you rail against . You're just so wrapped up in the politics you don't see it . You're the equivalent of a Proud Boy , just on the opposite end of the spectrum . This is why things will get much worse and possibly never get better .

Wayne Johnson

The President of Proud Boys is half black. They have black members too. It is an unfounded rumor that they are racist. Anyone who buys an American car today is considered a racist. That has to come to an end.

Wayne Johnson

There is nothing wrong with requiring that you show an ID when voting. How that translates to racism is beyond me. I would venture to guess that you are not as well "educated" as your name implies. Biden is probably the most racist President that we have had in the history of this country. His best friend was the head of the KKK.

Wayne Johnson

You wrote: "The reason the African American and Hispanic community can't get vaccinated is because they don't have the means to get ID's because racists won't give them jobs."

Are you serious?

When was the last time they actually went out looking for a job?

Also, you don't need a job to have an ID.

Are you on drugs?

kkaschke

Probably is. 🤪

Verdad

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