PICK A SIDE: Should event organizers be able to deny entrance to those who aren’t vaccinated?
Published August 20, 2021 at 6:11 pm
As COVID-19 cases are once again beginning to rise, many are growing concerned of a fourth wave of the virus.
In an effort to prevent the spread, and prevent another lockdown, many businesses have begun implementing mandatory vaccine policies for staff, including the TTC and Metrolinx.
Additionally, some have started implementing requirements for consumers.
Earlier this week, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) announced all attendees of MLSE events would be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before they would be permitted to enter the premises.
Additionally, the organizers for Fall BeerFest T.O., an annual beer-focused festival held in the summer (which was cancelled the last two years), announced all staff and attendees for this year’s event will be required to provide proof of vaccination to gain entrance.
With governments starting to allow spectators to once again attend live events, more organizers will likely implement mandatory vaccine policies, but should they be able to?
Those in favour believe organizers should be allowed to require proof of vaccinations for attendees, as they feel it will both result in an increase in vaccinations, as well as create a safer environment for guests and staff.
However, those who oppose this believe it’s a violation of their right to choose whether or not they get the vaccine, as well as an invasion of their privacy.
So, readers, what do you think?
Should event organizers be able to deny entry to those who aren’t vaccinated?
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