Still at the height of the COVID pandemic, and many still believe that it remains a major threat to public health and the U.S economy.
According to a Pew Research Center report that was released Wednesday, despite widespread vaccination efforts, 54% of U.S. adults say the worst of the outbreak is still to come.
The report, based on a survey of 10,348 U.S. adults conducted Aug. 23-29, 2021, found 73% of those ages 18 and older say they’ve received at least one dose of a vaccine for COVID-19.
Recently, many places now require proof of vaccination and a negative test to enter certain establishments.
In certain parts outside the US, Canadian Premier Scott Moe of Saskatchewan recently announced that proof of vaccination or negative test requirements will be implemented for several establishments, businesses, and event venues across the province starting October 1.
These establishments include:
- indoor dining at restaurants
- nightclubs, bars, taverns, and other licensed establishments
- events and entertainment venues, including conference centers, casinos, movie theatres, concert venues, live-music venues, museums, and indoor facilities hosting ticketed sporting events
- indoor fitness centers and gyms
You won’t need proof of vaccination for these places/occasions:
- retail businesses including grocery stores
- places of worship
- fast-food restaurants offering takeout and delivery
- healthcare services, professional services, or personal services
- hotels or another lodging
- facilities hosting non-ticketed amateur sporting events, including youth athletics and recreational leagues
- business meetings and places of business closed to the general public unless otherwise directed by the business or employer
- private gatherings held at an indoor public residence
Children younger than 12 won’t need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test, as there isn’t a vaccine approved for them.
Proof of vaccination or a negative test will also be implemented on October 1 for all Government of Saskatchewan ministry, crown, and agency employees.
Any employee not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by then will have to show proof of a negative test result on a “consistent basis.”