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For the safety of our staff, our guests, and our small business, we require proof of FULL vaccination for all guests. This means that it must have been at least two weeks since your final dose. If you don't have this, we are still happy to have you sit outside and drink your beer. Mask up when you come inside to order or use the restroom. (But, seriously, get vaccinated. There are drop-in vaccinations available all over our neighborhood).

Why are we doing this?

  • Risk of transmission between fully vaccinated people remains very low.

  • Vaccines are not 100% effective. Unvaccinated people put us all at risk.

  • Unvaccinated people are more likely to bring the virus into our establishment.

  • Our industry has taken the brunt of this pandemic for far too long - we're doing what we need to do to stay in business.

Why are vaccines important?

  • Some people (for example: those undergoing certain cancer treatments. For another example: all children under 12 years old.) cannot get vaccinated. They depend on us to protect them - by getting vaccinated.

  • By not getting vaccinated you're allowing the virus to replicate and create mutations that are more vaccine-resistant - and we will never get out of this hellscape.

  • It's up to all of us who can get vaccinated to do so. Our most vulnerable citizens, and our small businesses, are counting on it.

You will need to show your vaccination card (or a photo of it) before you enter. The name on the card must match your legal, unexpired, photo ID. Other acceptable forms of proof are:

  • Washington State Certificate of Covid-19 Vaccination (or similar if out-of-state)

  • Washington State Immunization Information System Printout

  • Lifetime Immunization Record Booklet

  • Verified electronic medical record printout from a medical provider

  • None of this violates HIPAA regulations. If you think it does, you have misunderstood what HIPAA means. We suggest logging off facebook.

Thank you,

The (fully vaccinated) BGBC team

(lifted almost entirely, with minor edits, from the wonderful explainer that the folks at Canon put together)

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