As a physician who has helped navigate a hospital through the COVID pandemic, I would like to commend the local business Exit Strategy in Forest Park for being the first local restaurant that my wife and I have visited that is requiring proof of COVID vaccination to enter. 

As we continue to navigate the unknown, it is so reassuring to see a local business do everything they can to keep their customers and employees safe. I would add that on our several recent visits to Exit Strategy, they have been busy — with no pushback from those entering. I am hoping that other local restaurants and other businesses consider following their lead, and that Wednesday Journal and others in local media publicize these businesses, and that local citizens then patronize those businesses to show our appreciation for taking this step to help keep us safe. 

Bravo and thank you, Exit Strategy.

Bruce McNulty, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Swedish Hospital

Oak Park resident

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