Lux Lounge, Radio Social to require vaccine verification for entry in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Lux Lounge and Radio Social are among the latest in a slew of Rochester-based businesses and organizations to update COVID-19 guidance Monday, after the Centers for Disease Control listed Monroe County as a “substantial” COVID-19 transmission zone.

Beginning Friday, August 6, Lux will require all customers to show proof of vaccination at the door.

“This is the only way we can with good conscience know that we are creating the safest space possible in these crazy and uncertain times,” bar representatives posted to its Instagram page Monday.

Radio Social announced a similar measure on Facebook Tuesday saying in part:

“We will be requiring all guests over the age of 18 to show proof that they are fully vaccinated. This requirement also applies to private event and gaming league guests. our team and any outside vendors or event performers will be required to be fully vaccinated as well. We will asks all guests to provide a government issued ID as well as a physical COVID-19 vaccine card, your CLEAR Health Pass, your New York State Excelsior Pass, your relevant state provided vaccine pass, or a photo of your vaccination card.”

Radio Social’s policy goes into effect September 8, 2021.

The decision came as businesses and organizations across Monroe County began reevaluating guidelines and requirements in light of a spike in local cases, and the local presence Delta variant.

Also on Monday, county officials announced patient-facing health care workers at most local hospitals and health care providers will need to be vaccinated by Wednesday, September 8, or undergo frequent regular COVID testing.


Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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