As the Delta variant sweeps across the US, many cities and states are questioning their previous decision to relax COVID-19 restrictions. And with a vaccine rate of just over 50 percent when you include children under 12 who are ineligible, the country still has a ways to go before reaching herd immunity.
A new study shows that Americans have different opinions on whether mask and vaccine mandates for restaurants will lead to them not going to a restaurant. A National Restaurant Association survey found that one out of three Americans would be deterred from eating at a restaurant if they had to prove they’d been vaccinated. Just over 30 percent stated they would be deterred if they had to wear a mask. However, 33 percent said a vaccine mandate would make them more inclined to dine in a restaurant, and 25 percent of respondents said a mask mandate would encourage them to eat indoors.