The Press Herald reports that a petition is circulating among Portland restaurants asking the City Council to implement a proof of vaccination requirement.
[Kate] Klibansky’s request worked. The restaurant group Eventide, owned by Big Tree Hospitality, has now launched a petition drive with other restaurants asking the Portland City Council to consider a vaccine mandate for certain indoor spaces including, but not limited to, restaurants.
The City Council will be considering that policy at Monday’s meeting.
Currently, a limited number of Portland establishments have independently implemented a proof of vaccination policy.
- The Press Herald published a follow-up that interviewed local restaurants about their perspectives on a proof of vaccination mandate.
- The Press Herald has published an editorial in favor of a restaurant vaccination mandate.
- NewsCenter has aired a report on this initiative
- Representatives from 37 bars, restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops have signed the petition as of Saturday morning including some of the leading food businesses in the city.