San Francisco will only allow people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter restaurants and gyms.

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San Francisco will only allow people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter restaurants and gyms.

It is the second major city in the United States to pass a blanket vaccination requirement for closed businesses after New York.

Vaccination mandates in two liberal cities come as schools in some conservative states struggle to demand masks against the orders of their Republican governors.

The government of San Francisco, United States, announced Thursday that it would be required to prove that it is fully vaccinated to enter restaurants, gyms and other closed premises to curb a new wave of COVID-19 infections that has prompted health ordinances. Public throughout the country.

San Francisco, which will launch the mandate on August 20, is the second major city to pass a blanket vaccination requirement for closed businesses, after New York, which only requires proof of at least one dose of vaccination.

Vaccination mandates in two liberal cities come as schools in some conservative states struggle to demand masks against the orders of their Republican governors.

The Houston, Texas public school board is expected to vote Thursday to challenge the state's ban on the mandatory use of a face mask, joining with districts in Texas and Florida demanding mouth coverings in classrooms to fight an increase in COVID-19 infections, despite threats from state leaders.

The measure is likely to pass, as most council members expressed support for requiring masks in schools, the Houston Chronicle reported.

As the start of the academic year coincides with a new wave of COVID-19 cases, schools have quickly become the center of the country's political struggle over the use of masks and the obligation to get vaccinated.

Florida has threatened to withhold the salaries of school officials who demand masks, a move that has increased tension between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, and the administration of US President Joe Biden.

The worst COVID outbreaks in the United States are concentrated in the south, including Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, where intensive care units have been overwhelmed. While ignoring federal recommendations on masks, Florida has asked Washington to help it by shipping respirators.