The Big Apple and San Francisco are leading the charge to require vaccine “passports” in order to dine indoor at restaurants within the two cities. The New York dictate actually became effective this past Monday, August 16 however, formal enforcement is not set to begin until September 13. In response to the Executive Order by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York-based Independent Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit challenging the edict. That suit is still pending. Conversely, there will be no phase-in for diners in San Francisco. Beginning today, August 20, those dining indoors in any restaurants in the City by the Bay will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated before being allowed to enter the dining establishment. Ironically, the San Francisco requirement applies to both patrons and employees, but employees have until October 14 to comply! Washington DC and Los Angeles County are also believed to be considering similar vaccine mandates.