Lincoln Square Bakery Requires Proof of Booster Shot for Dine-In Customers
Baker Miller becomes first restaurant in the city to ask for evidence a booster
by Aimee Levitt / Eater Chicago / December 20, 2021
With the rise in COVID cases, the arrival of the omicron variant, and no official guidance from the state or the city, Chicago restaurant owners have had to decide on their own how they want to proceed to operate their businesses at the height of the holiday season. Several have already shut down temporarily after employees have either caught or been exposed to the virus, while others have suspended indoor dining and pivoted (once again) to takeout and delivery only. Still, many others are merely requiring proof of vaccination from customers or nothing at all beyond the city mandate that indoor diners wear masks except while eating or drinking.
Baker Miller, a bakery and cafe in Lincoln Square, has chosen another path: owners Dave and Megan Miller announced in an Instagram post on December 20 that indoor dining will continue but diners will have to show proof of having a booster shot, in addition to the two first rounds of vaccination (or one complete round for those who received the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine). As far as Dave Miller knows, Baker Miller is the first restaurant in Chicago to enforce such a requirement. Read more HERE