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What locations are requiring COVID-19 vaccination? Here's a list

In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company’s facility in Puurs, Belgium. Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday, July 8, 2021, that another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity and maybe help ward off the latest worrisome coronavirus mutant. Photo: AP/ Pfizer. In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company’s facility in Puurs, Belgium. Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday, July 8, 2021, that another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity and maybe help ward off the latest worrisome coronavirus mutant.

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Updated: September 15, 2021 05:47 PM
Created: August 06, 2021 11:37 AM

As state health officials continue encouraging Minnesotans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, some places have begun announcing vaccine requirements.

Here's a look at the locations that have implemented a vaccination requirement:

PUBLIC SECTOR

SCHOOLS

  • University of Minnesota
    • All students will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now the Pfizer vaccine is fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Faculty will have the option of showing proof of the vaccine or get regular tests.
  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
    • The system, which consists of 30 state colleges and seven state universities, is requiring vaccinations and testing for certain groups this fall.
    • Each college and university can decide whether to require vaccinations or testing for other extracurricular groups, based on contact levels and social distancing available for the activity.
    • All colleges and universities in the state system are required to begin the new protocols no later than Oct. 4.
  • Carleton College
  • The College of St. Benedict and St. John's University 
    • The schools will require all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated for this upcoming school year.
  • Hamline University
    • The university in St. Paul is requiring students and staff to be vaccinated upon return for the fall semester.
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • Gustavus is requiring its students to be vaccinated for the upcoming academic year. 
  • Macalester College
  • The Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Saint Mary's University
    • COVID-19 vaccines will be required for all students, faculty and staff now that the Pfizer vaccine is fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Augsburg College
  • St. Paul Public Schools
    • The school board unanimously approved adopting a resolution requiring staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regularly scheduled testing.
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
    • The school board unanimously approved a mandate requiring staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regularly scheduled testing.

HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

  • Fairview Health Services  
    • Fairview is setting an Oct. 31 deadline for all employees and providers across all campuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine or an accommodation; the flu shot will also be required as a condition of employment.
  • Allina Health
    • Allina Health employees, students and contracted staff will be required to have at least one dose of the vaccine by Oct. 1 with limited exemptions. 
  • HealthPartners
  • Mayo Clinic
    • All employees are expected to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 17, regardless of work location, Mayo Clinic said. Those who choose not to get the vaccine must complete education modules and wear masks and social distance while at work.
  • Hennepin Healthcare
    • All employees are expected to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1, regardless if working at the facility or remotely. Hennepin Healthcare adds that some exemptions will be allowed for medical reasons or sincerely religious beliefs. 

ENTERTAINMENT VENUES

  • First Avenue and associated venues
  • Cedar Cultural Center
  • Minnesota Orchestra
    • All audience members, musicians, guest artists, staff and volunteers must have received their final COVID-19 vaccination dose at least 14 days prior to any event they plan to attend. Otherwise, proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of an event can be shown upon arrival.
  • Ordway Center for the Perfoming Arts
    • Proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending an event is required.
  • Paisley Park
    • For all non-tour-related events at Paisley Park, beginning Aug. 28, proof of a full series of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours, is required.
  • Hennepin Theatre Trust
    • All patrons must wear a mask for all shows, and all patrons age 12 and over must show proof of vaccination. 
    • Hennepin Theatre Trust venues: 
      • Orpheum Theatre
      • State Theatre
      • Pantages Theatre

RESTAURANTS and BARS

  • Hark! Cafe
  • W.A. Frost and Company
    • The restaurant now requires proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test for indoor dining. 
  • Blackhart of Saint Paul 
    • As of Sept 14, the bar is requiring proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. 
  • Hook and Ladder
    • Effective immediately, all guests are required to show proof of full vaccination to enter all events (indoors or outdoors). 
    • All staff and volunteers will be fully vaccinated.
    • Masks will be requrired indoors except while actively eating or drinking.

Stay with KSTP.com for updates on this list.

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