My gym recently adopted a vaccine mandate two weeks ago–you have to show your vaccination card (which is then entered in their system, so you don’t have to bring it every time) to gain entry. I’ve noticed some changes in people who use the gym at the same time I do.
One caveat is that I find there are weeks where attendance is low, so, of course, this shouldn’t be taken as remotely comprehensive or statistically robust, merely a personal observation.
Anyway, the gym doesn’t seem that less crowded: the total number of people is a bit fewer, but not by much. What I have seen though is that the people who make me a little nervous–those who don’t like to wear their masks and try to have them on and fully covering their mouth and nose as little as possible–haven’t been around at all. In other words, the people I stay away from because they were assholes about masking (and other related behaviors) seem to have been excluded by the mask mandate. There also seem to be a couple of people I didn’t think were unvaccinated who have gone missing, though, like I said, there are obviously other explanations for a couple of people not showing up for two weeks.
Seems like a vaccine requirement–and note this is not a D.C. mandate, simply the gym’s own policy–doesn’t really affect their business and gets rid of a few assholes.
Win-win if you will.
And yes, D.C. should have more vaccination requirements for non-essential businesses.