Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-09 00:00:00 –
Las Vegas (FOX5) – Las Vegas gay bars Quad and Badlands begin their Las Vegas Pride celebration at medical milestones. Bar announced that all staff were fully vaccinated.
The owner advised everyone to be vaccinated, but required all workers to be first vaccinated by September.
“We wanted to vaccinate 100% of our staff,” said co-owner Jim Osterberger. “I saw two friends die horribly after surviving the AIDS epidemic of the 80’s and 90’s. We wanted to keep our staff safe. We wanted to keep our customers safe. I wanted to keep the community safe. ”
Despite the vaccine requirements, bar employees did not resign.
“There was a lot of skepticism, but I think everyone came to do the right thing,” said bartender Wade Fagan. I soon died from COVID-19 to my family, “Fagan said.
Osterberger said most of his customers want to choose to be vaccinated. He wants to encourage employees to get more people vaccinated.