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File #: 21-1917    Version: 1
Type: Strategic Support Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action:
Title: Vaccine Mandate.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Supplemental Memorandum, 8/19/2021, 3. Ordinance, 4. Letters from the Public - 1 of 2, 5. Letters from the Public - 2 of 2

...Title

Vaccine Mandate.

...Recommendations

(a) Adopt an urgency ordinance requiring all attendees and staff at events at City facilities-such as the SAP Arena, Convention Center, and Center for Performing Arts--to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to entry in a gathering of any substantial size, such as 50 or more persons.  The City should utilize commonly accepted and readily deployable methods of proof, such as the State of California’s QR Code-enabled system.

PLEASE NOTE: APPROVAL OF THIS URGENCY ORDINANCE REQUIRES 8 OR MORE AFFIRMATIVE VOTES. City Charter Section 605(d).

(b) Return at a subsequent Council meeting to evaluate data and discuss whether San José should similarly require vaccination prior to entry in indoor dining, theaters, gyms, and other privately-owned facilities that serve the general public.  Such a discussion should be informed by what we have learned from San Francisco’s experience, including the impact on local businesses, the change in infection rates, the change in vaccination rates, and the safety of employees.

CEQA: Not a Project, File No. PP17-008, General Procedure and Policy Making resulting in no changes to the physical environment. (Liccardo)