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Evansville Business Asking Maskless Customers for Proof of Vaccination – WEVV

By now, many businesses have dropped their mask requirements for customers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – but one business on Lincoln Avenue in Evansville is making sure its maskless customers have truly received their shot.

Evansville Esports, a video game center located across from the University of Evansville on Lincoln Avenue, decided to drop its mask mandate for anyone who’s received the COVID-19 vaccine – but the business says that any customer wishing to go mask free will have to show proof of vaccination.

Britni Arnold, Co-Owner at Evansville Esports, says these decisions were made based on feedback from customers.

“I’ve had very positive feedback on this even when I decided to keep the mask mandate when the state was lifted, I had very positive feedback about that too,” Arnold said.

“We don’t just make decisions by ourselves – my husband and I, we both own the place, we decide everything together,” she continued. “But we do get feedback from our community so this is based off of what we’re getting back from them.”

The owners of Evansville Esports say that while many larger businesses may not have the ability to check each and every customer for proof of vaccination, they feel confident in their decision to do so due to their small space and the number of repeat customers staying for extended periods of time.