This Board of Health Regulation would:(1) require restaurants, bars, fitness centers, an other non-essential “covered establishments and facilities” — in a phased-in approach — to require patrons to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 before entering indoor areas;(2) exempt certain establishments and facilities from the requirement, including establishments and facilities providing essential government services and social services; and(3) exempt certain individuals from the requirement, including: (a) individuals who enter the facility for a quick and limited purpose; and (b) individuals entitled to medical or religious accommodations.
WHY ICM OPPOSES this board of health regulation
- There is no scientific or rational basis to require vaccination for these venues when Covid-19 vaccines do not prevent transmission or infection with SARS CoV-2
- There is increasing scientific evidence that prior infection and recovery from Covid-19 confers robust, lasting protection against both infection and disease which is more effective than vaccine protection against disease
WHO TO CONTACT ABOUT this regulation
URGENT: We’re asking all members to call and email the lead sponsor of this regulation, as well as Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich who requested this measure, and all sitting members of the Montgomery County Council. Please let them know, in your own words, why you oppose the Board of Health Regulation to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19 in the County — Vaccination Requirements to Enter Bars, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, and Other Covered Establishments.
Bill Lead Sponsor:
Montgomery County Executive:
If you’re a resident, employee or parent in Montgomery County – let them know!
Please spread the word! Let’s flood the offices of Councilmembers with polite, respectful, forceful emails and phone calls. They need to hear our voices!