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Michigan Restaurant Joins Entertainment Venues in Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Staff members at Martha’s Leelanau have resumed wearing masks

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In the last month, Michigan entertainment spots have been announcing that they are requiring COVID vaccination cards or a negative test. Now, a restaurant is requiring proof of vaccination as well.

Martha’s Leelanau Table, an American restaurant in Suttons Bay, said in a Facebook post over the weekend, that it started checking for vaccination cards on Monday, August 16 with success. Customers at the northern Michigan restaurant must show a vaccination card to enter the dining room; the restaurant does have a patio. Staff members, all of whom are vaccinated, also have resumed wearing masks indoors.

“We are trying to keep as healthy as we can so we can serve you, our customers, going into the fall,” the post reads.

Entertainment venues such as the Magic Bag, Royal Oak Music Theatre, The Masonic Temple, Small’s bar, and the Film Lab, but so far restaurants have been reticent to follow suit.

Michigan public health officials reported 3,920 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, or about 1,273 a day over the previous three days.

The restaurant also said it will be closing Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to short-staffing.

Martha's Leelanau Table

413 North Saint Joseph Street, , MI 49682 (231) 271-2344 Visit Website