98.3 TRY Social Dilemma: Is it Okay to Require Proof of Vax for a Backyard Party?


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Wednesday’s 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from Jimmy and is one I think we’ll be seeing quite a bit in the future. Here’s his email:

Hi Jaime.

I’m planning a gathering in my backyard in May for Memorial Day, and yes I’m planning ahead. I want to require that everyone who is coming prove that they’ve been vaccinated. I don’t think it’s too much to ask. Some friends and family members are giving me a hard time about it because they say it’s going to be outside and everyone will socially distance. I know that won’t happen, and I don’t think it’s a big deal to ask for this. I want to get together with family and friends and be safe about it. One of the reasons I am planning so far in advance is to give people a chance to get their shots. Am I being unreasonable? I hope you’ll use this because I want to know if other people are doing it too.

Thanks so much,

~ Jimmy

Well, I don’t think it’s unreasonable at all. We’re talking about health and safety. I think it’s fair for Jimmy to want to keep himself and everyone else safe. 

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