A new  vaccine mandate goes into effect in the City of Boston on January 15th. As a result, we’ll be maintaining the following standards indefinitely here at The VU.

• Masks: We’ve been asking people to come in wearing masks since we started letting people back inside the shop. Masks will still be available at the front door, but you WILL be pleasantly/vigorously informed of the new mandate if you show up without one. NO exceptions.

• Indoor Seating: Unfortunately, we will still not be able to offer indoor dining for the foreseeable future. Our room is small, our seating is limited, and the benefits don’t outweigh the risks.

• Screening Room: We will still be requiring proof of full vaccination for all event attendees. The definition of “full vaccination” is currently two shots, but should new guidance suggest that a third shot is required for full vaccination status, we will abide by that guidance. Access to the screening room will *only* be granted to VU staff and event attendees, as well, making the space FIRMLY “not available to the public.” Additionally, the availability of food and drink in the screening room will be handled on a case-by-case basis going forward.