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Ridgewood restaurant It’s Greek to Me, will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all diners who wish to be seated inside the main dining room

photo courtesy  of It’s Greek to Me, Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood restaurant It’s Greek to Me, will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all diners who wish to be seated inside the business’s main dining room. On the restaurant’s Facebook page its states ,“For the safety of our fully vaccinated staff and patrons, beginning Tuesday August 10, indoor dining will be reserved for those showing proof of vaccination. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. All of our outdoor dining will remain available to everyone.”

This should be interesting to see how this works out . Diners can still sit out side with showing their vaccine papers .

21 thoughts on “Ridgewood restaurant It’s Greek to Me, will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all diners who wish to be seated inside the main dining room

  1. That should make him popular at the liberal dinner parties.
    Maybe he has access to data none of us have access to.

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  2. Boycott

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  3. Perhaps the owners should also require a cholesterol of under 200, and a BMI in the healthy range before allowing customers into the indoor dining area.

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  4. Sad this is political.

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  5. Lots of free advertising from this action, saw the news van outside the restaurant early this morning and twitter universe is calling for boycott. oh geez, just when dining in Ridgewood quieted down because last years “protestors” have moved on, now we’re giving new nut jobs a reason to come back and antagonize our diners.

    WTG Paul!

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  6. Just lost a customer….I won’t sit outside either.

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  7. “Perhaps the owners should also require a cholesterol of under 200, and a BMI in the healthy range before allowing customers into the indoor dining area.”

    And anything worse than that, and you sit in the garage.

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  8. According to NJDOH, Ridgewood has a 97% vaccination rate of ages 18+, but this business owner really thinks he’s protecting people through this effort. What a joke. The shunning of children who are ineligible for a vaccine for a virus that has little to no effect on them is despicable.

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  9. Yes, Ridgewood has a 97% rate.

    Are only Ridgewood residents eating here?

    Think before you gripe.

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  10. “The shunning of children who are ineligible for a vaccine for a virus that has little to no effect on them is despicable.”

    This is misleading at best, incorrect at worst. Yes, kids tend to have far fewer symptoms if they contract COVID-19, at least to date. However, there is some initial evidence that this may not be the case with recent (Delta) strains.

    Second, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about long term effects. Recent studies point to potential cognitive decline. Said another way, COVID may not make kids unable to breath, but it may make them dumb.

    Third, kids can absolutely carry and spread the virus, regardless of how much they get sick. Which puts other people in danger and keeps this thing going longer.

    So get some education and quit your griping, and maybe just for once think about the community a little more than yourselves.

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  11. I applaud this restaurant doing what it thinks is right and safe. We must encourage vaccination any way we can.

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  12. FACT: Getting vaccinated saves lives. Not getting vaccinated makes you a danger to yourself and others. “It’s Greek To Me” is doing what more and more businesses will choose to do – protect their patrons. It’s their right, especially in the midst of yet another wave of this pandemic, and I certainly wouldn’t be comfortable sitting in any restaurant that would choose otherwise.

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  13. Discrimination. Disgusting

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  14. Look at his eyes.

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  15. If these “vaccinations “work, why are they talking of boosters already? This is an experimental shot and no one knows what the long term effects are. Millions have taken the jab based on the advice of politicians and media, without speaking to family physicians. Why there is such a fullcourt press to have everyone “vaccinated” should raise questions. Its also a fact that 99.7% of people have survived covid by relying on their immune systems. The media is sending the wrong message.

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  16. Clean the basement.

  17. Paulie is kissing the Democrat asses so he’ll do what they say. I wonder if we should require the same strict guidelines from his 3rd party delivery services?

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  18. “ This is misleading at best, incorrect at worst. Yes, kids tend to have far fewer symptoms if they contract COVID-19, at least to date. However, there is some initial evidence that this may not be the case with recent (Delta) strains.”

    If this was true then there would have been sharp rises in hospitalizations and deaths in the UK and other countries where delta has peaked. There was none. Statistically, it is safer to be a child than it is to be vaccinated adult.

    “ Second, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about long term effects. Recent studies point to potential cognitive decline. Said another way, COVID may not make kids unable to breath, but it may make them dumb.”

    The largest study on “long covid” found no statistical difference between lasting effects from COVID or any other respiratory virus.

    “ Third, kids can absolutely carry and spread the virus, regardless of how much they get sick. Which puts other people in danger and keeps this thing going longer.”

    Spread the virus to who? Those who are already vaccinated? It is time to stop placing the burden on our children so that YOU can feel more safe. There are long term effects to masking and remote learning of children. Newark NJ students tested 9-10 months behind where they should be after a year of remote learning. But yes, let’s keep protecting adults who have access to some of the most effective vaccines that science has ever produced so that you feel a little safer when eating your gyro.

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  19. I have lived here 30 years. I have never eaten there.

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  20. You don’t order chicken nuggets you can start making them for kids. So very true.

  21. “ Third, kids can absolutely carry and spread the virus, regardless of how much they get sick. Which puts other people in danger and keeps this thing going longer.”

    How stupid are you? Keeps this thing going longer? This virus is never going away. It will mutate and become less deadly, but more contagious like most other viruses (just like delta). Look at states or countries with higher vaccination rates than us. Iceland has vaccinated 72% of their entire popular toon and they’ve never had more cases than in the last two weeks. Hawaii is the same. Israel, etc. Our great vaccines have and will ease the burden, but the virus is endemic. It’s here to stay.

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