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Roar nightclub in Rochester will be open for dancing soon for fully vaccinated

ROCHESTER, N.Y — After a year, people can enjoy a Friday parties without the face mask if fully vaccinated.
What will be the proof of vaccination?
Some are questioning if everyone without the mask is in fact vaccinated, and there is no doubt that fully vaccinated people can go without the face mask or social distancing.
“Last year It was a force of habit. It feel weird not to be without the masks anymore so that’s why I have a mask on despite being fully vaccinated,” said Rageev Sharma, fully vaccinated.
This is a challenge business are trying to solve. Many going by the honor system.
During the day for food service, Roar nightclub will use the honor system. But at night, security will check for vaccination status and the upstairs space will be reserved for  fully vaccinated.
“If you chose to show your vaccination record, then you will get banded to go upstairs. There won’t be any tables upstairs so we will allow dancing,” said David Chappius, Co-owner of ROAR.
Vaccinated visitors will also get a band that will show that they can walk around without the mask. Chappius hopes this leaves no question as to who is following the rules and the club will adjust as needed.
“At the end of the day we’re a business. We need to recoup form the last 14 months and the faster we can get back to being a full-on night club particularly on Friday and Saturday nights, we’re going to do that,” said Chappius.
The curfew restriction will be lifted for indoor establishments beginning May 31 meaning bars and nightclubs can stay open up past midnight.

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