Campus issues guidance on vaccination proof requirements for events

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Following the city's public health order on vaccine verification, campus's COVID-19 website outlined specific events requiring proof of vaccination and the types of proof that will be accepted during verification checks.

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Campus released guidance Sept. 9 outlining how certain events should handle requiring proof of vaccination. 

The statement, posted on campus’s COVID-19 website, was issued by Vice Chancellor of Administration Marc Fisher. The guidance was prompted by the city of Berkeley’s Sept. 1 public health order mandating vaccine verification for certain types of organizations and events.

Events that will require proof of vaccination include all indoor events that serve food or drinks, indoor events with more than 1000 people attending and indoor gyms, according to the statement. The requirement only applies to those above the age of 12, and legally required exemptions will be respected.

Acceptable forms of vaccination verification listed in the statement include vaccination cards, photos of vaccination cards, certain digital records of vaccination and green Campus Access Badges presented via the UC Berkeley Mobile app. Verification must be cross-checked with photo ID, the statement adds. 

Vaccination checks can only be performed by campus employees, contracted event staff or student staff, and can only occur at the entrance to the event space, according to the statement.

“If someone refuses to cooperate with door check, they must be refused permission to enter and clearly told to leave,” the statement reads. “However, do not physically resist or attempt to physically block their entry if they enter without being checked.”

Alexandra Feldman is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected], and follow her on Twitter at @a_p_feldman.