SJ mayor wants to drop COVID booster mandate at city-owned venues, Sharks say rules are bad for biz

Published Feb 24,2022 by ABC 7 News

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wants to drop the city’s COVID-19 booster requirement to get into city-owned facilities.

Doing so would impact venues like the SAP Center- home of the Sharks. Team President Jonathan Becher told reporters on Wednesday, mandates and the on-going pandemic are the reason for low-attendance at the SAP Center.

“The drive to get actual people in becomes much more difficult when you have to vax, boost, test, mask, etc.,” he said.

At city-owned facilities across San Jose, visitors have gotten used to following signs for vaccine verification. Earlier this month, COVID-19 boosters were added to the list of requirements at city-owned venues.

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