A restaurant in Atlanta has made headlines after they made a new rule that they will only serve food to vaccinated customers.
Argosy restaurant located in Atlanta, Georgia has announced on their Instagram that only vaccinated people are allowed to enter into their establishment.
Co-owner Armando Celentano stated that the new rule is in place after he and three other employees tested positive for COVID-19.
The bizarre part about the story is that the co-owner and the three employees that tested positive for COVID-19 were fully vaccinated.
So for them to keep out unvaccinated individuals makes no sense at all!
"Until you are vaccinated please do not enter our establishment." An Atlanta restaurant has instituted a new rule: If you’re not vaccinated, you won’t be served. https://t.co/7syY8C3mSB pic.twitter.com/vueOMfDIlC
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Atlanta restaurant announces plan to serve only vaccinated customers https://t.co/MCYDLUqwpB
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Web MD had more on the story:
After a co-owner and three employees were infected with COVID-19, an Atlanta restaurant instituted a new rule: If you’re not vaccinated, you won’t be served.
“After a few positive covid cases last week we have decided that the health and safety of our staff and guests must be prioritized,” Argosy restaurant said on Instagram. “Until you are vaccinated please do not enter our establishment. If you are fully vaccinated, welcome! We are excited to hang out with you.
Co-owner Armando Celentano told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he and three bartenders were all fully vaccinated when they tested positive for COVID. All 36 employees of the restaurant had been vaccinated except one with a medical exception.
The other employees were tested and all came back negative, he told the newspaper.
After a shutdown of a few days, the restaurant is opening again. Celentano told The Atlanta Journal Constitution that customers will be asked to bring proof of vaccination and show it on request. Argosy now requires employees to wear face masks and may require customers to wear masks also.
Atlanta restaurant mandates COVID-19 vaccine for customers https://t.co/vlLLMwtb6s
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Now the Atlanta Journal is reporting that a LGBTQ bar in Atlanta is following Argosy’s lead and issuing a “no vax no entry policy”:
A week after East Atlanta bar Argosy announced it would require proof of COVID vaccination for its customers, another neighborhood business is enacting the same rule.
LGBTQA bar Mary’s posted its new “No Vax, No Entry” policy on its Facebook page and Instagram account Thursday.
The policy asks customers to be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon entry, with either a vaccination card or a photo of the card along with an ID.
East Atlanta bar and restaurant Argosy received national attention last week after announcing that it would begin requiring guests to be vaccinated. The new rules come amid a surge in new coronavirus infections, fueled by the highly contagious delta variant, in Georgia and across the nation, overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated.
While Democrats complain that voter IDs are unfair, they are completely silent on establishments across the country requiring people to be vaccinated in order receive goods or services.