To help consumers understand how a business is currently operating as COVID-19 pandemic guidelines continue to evolve in each community around the country, Yelp has revealed two new, free attributes to communicate its policies and procedures.

“Proof of vaccination required” and “All staff fully vaccinated” markers allow users to filter by these attributes when searching for local businesses on Yelp and will easily see “Proof of vaccination required” indicated in search results.

Only businesses can add the “Proof of vaccination required” and “All staff fully vaccinated” attributes to their Yelp page. To add them, business owners can log into their Yelp for Business account and follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Business Information section
  2. Click Add (or Edit if you have existing content here) next to “Amenities and more”
  3. Click Yes next to the attribute you’d like to turn on
  4. Click Save Changes

Businesses that currently require masks from customers and staff can also activate “Masks required” and “Staff wears masks” attributes through their Yelp for Business account.

In order to protect businesses that may experience backlash for their vaccination policies, Yelp is proactively monitoring Yelp pages of businesses that activate these attributes. The platform provides a detailed explanation of its new vaccination attributes on its website.