San Jose Approves Booster Mandate for City Workers, City-Owned Properties

Attendees at a Sharks game or concert at SAP Center, or any event at a city venue, must show proof of a booster shot

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San Jose city leaders Tuesday approved a COVID-19 booster mandate for city workers and anyone attending an indoor event at a city-owned property, making the Bay Area's largest city the first in California with such a rule.

The mandate requires attendees at indoor events hosted by city-owned venues show proof of receiving a booster shot. That includes fans and workers at SAP Center for San Jose Sharks games or concerts as well as shows at the convention center and local theaters.

The mandate also applies to people who work for the city.

The City Council vote was unanimous.

"Thanks, Council colleagues for approving my proposal to require boosters for City workers+ the public to access big events in city-owned buildings," Mayor Sam Liccardo wrote in a tweet late Tuesday.

Entrance to SAP Center, Convention Center and the Center for Performing Arts will require proof of vaccination and up-to-date booster shots, or a timely negative COVID test.

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