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Restaurants make tough decisions as COVID-19 surges in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sisters Pizza SD originally intended to require vaccine verification for all customers who wanted to dine indoors but they retracted their statement after feedback from the community and their customers. KUSI’s Dan Plante talked to the business owners about what went into the decision-making process.
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Father of 5 Dies of COVID: 'I Should Have Gotten the Damn Vaccine'

A Las Vegas man has died of COVID-19 after declining to get the vaccine, leaving behind his fiancée and their five children. Michael Freedy, 39, died of COVID-19 after contracting the disease while on vacation in San Diego, California, with his fiancée, Jessica DuPreez, and their five children — ages 17, 10, 7, 6 and 17 months. Freedy told DuPreez that he regretted not getting the vaccine just before his death.
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San Diego Federal Workers React to President Biden's Vaccination Orders

President Joe Biden’s call to require federal employees to be vaccinated or submit to strict safety protocols and weekly testing is getting mixed reactions from federal workers in San Diego. The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Chapter 11 represents more than 3,200 customs workers at San Diego’s ports of entry.
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Southwestern College: Mask, vaccination update expected

School, citing increase in COVID-19 cases, says it will disclose change next week. With COVID-19 cases rising in San Diego County, Southwestern College is expected to update its protocols on face coverings and vaccinations, officials said Thursday. “Southwestern College will provide an official announcement on updated mask and vaccine protocols...
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Can restaurants require proof of vaccination? Yes.

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The answer is yes, restaurants can ask for COVID-19 identification before serving you, explained Michael Curran, attorney at Curran & Curran Law. Curran joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes on Good Evening San Diego to discuss the possibilities of restaurants asking for vaccination status. Ultimately, it is not...
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Dr. Amesh Adalja discusses vaccine effectiveness and masking

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – How effective are COVID-19 vaccines — and masks, for that matter?. Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries on Good Evening San Diego to answer these questions, given the CDC’s latest recommendation that vaccinated people wear masks in high-transmission areas with the Delta COVID-19 variant circulating.
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Youth winners announced in vaccine awareness challenge

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency recently announced the seven winners of its 2021 “Our Health Is Worth a Shot!” challenge for county youths and young adults ages 12-24. Entrants were asked to use video and visual art to help raise awareness about the importance of...