Aug 23, 2021 - News
Growing number of Twin Cities venues requiring proof of vaccination
The owners of Hark! Cafe stand arm in arm in their Minneapolis restaurant.
Owners Katherine Pardue (left) and Lisa Neumann stand in their Hark! Cafe. Photo courtesy of Hark! Cafe

The Minnesota State Fair isn't mandating proof of vaccination for visitors, but other Twin Cities hospitality businesses are doing so.

Driving the news: First Avenue, The Ordway and the Basilica Block Party have announced this month they are requiring either proof of full vaccination or proof a negative COVID test.

  • New plant-based Minneapolis restaurant Hark! Cafe is also requiring that indoor diners prove they've gotten vaccinated or a negative test.

The intrigue: Pro football teams are also following suit.

  • The Las Vegas Raiders became the first NFL team to mandate a vaccine for fans at their home games. Fans who get a dose at the gate will be allowed in, but must wear a mask.
  • The New Orleans Saints are also requiring a vaccine or negative test.

Will the Minnesota Vikings implement a similar policy for their first regular home game on Sept. 26?

  • "We'll keep monitoring the COVID situation in Minnesota and discussing a number of options over the next few weeks," said team spokesperson Jeff Anderson.
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