DC gyms giving vaccine passport plan a shot

Two D.C. businesses are putting the so-called vaccine passport idea to the test.

A recent mayor’s order allows businesses to ask people for proof of vaccine statue.

READ MORE: DC to lift most COVID-19 restrictions on May 21; additional restrictions to be lifted on June 11

And two fitness centers appear to be the first in the area to give it a shot.

Solidcore at 15th and U streets requires a vaccine card for some classes.

"We just launched those this week and we've gotten great reception so far. Clients are really excited to come to the studio who hadn't been back yet and try a vaccinated-only class where they can feel more comfortable in the environment now that everyone in the room with them will be vaccinated," said Solidcore President and CEO Bryan Myers.

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Solidcore got feedback from people who take the pilates-style workout who said they were interested in having a vaccinated-only option.

They stress that now with there being classes that don’t require it, there’s an option for everyone.

It’s something you might see more in the fitness industry.

Fitness bran Cut Seven in Logan Circle will also roll out vaccine-only classes this Thursday.

There, all indoor classes will require vaccination verification.

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However, they will continue to offer outdoor classes to people who are unvaccinated.

For now, masks are still required.

But Cut Seven hopes eventually D.C. rules will allow masks to come off inside for vaccinated-only classes.

"It is something we hope to see change. The feedback that we're getting from the CDC it says that it's safe for people who are vaccinated in mixed households to gather indoors so we do hope that that changes soon," said Cut Seven co-founder Chris Perrin.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Monday that, beginning May 21 for most places, and June 11 for large venues and night clubs, no capacity limits or distancing.

You will still have to wear masks inside unless you’re eating or drinking.