Is It Legal For Businesses To Require Customers To Be Vaccinated?

Many legal experts agree: it’s almost certainly legal for most private businesses to turn away customers based on their vaccination status.

The Foo Fighters announced they will hold a full-capacity concert at Madison Square Garden on June 20, but only vaccinated guests will be allowed to attend. The rules for the event, which will be the first full-capacity concert held in New York City since the COVID-19 pandemic began, invited new scrutiny to the legal questions at hand as America returns to normal post-vaccine.

Foo Fighters will perform at Madison Square Garden on June 20, but only for fans who are fully vaccinated. It will be the first full-capacity concert in a New York arena since March 2020.

— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) June 8, 2021

A number of attorneys, legal professors and constitutional scholars spoke with the Daily Caller, and none could identify a particular reason that such an event can’t be held. (RELATED: Poll Finds 90% Of Fully Vaccinated Americans Are Still Wearing Masks)

“Private businesses’ asking about your COVID vaccination status — and other health issues — is perfectly legal and raises no constitutional issues,” said Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the

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