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Felice Urban Cafe on Larchmere now requiring vaccination proof or negative COVID test

The business announced the new policy on social media on Wednesday, the same day it took effect.

CLEVELAND — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report. 

A northeast Ohio restaurant is taking additional steps to help slow the spread of covid-19 as the state sees a surge in cases. 

Felice Urban Cafe, located in Cleveland's Larchmere neighborhood, is now requiring its customers to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of their visit. The business announced the new policy on social media on Wednesday, the same day it took effect. 

"Given the increase in Covid cases we are taking steps to keep our staff and guests safe... We appreciate your patience and understanding to help protect our community and we are grateful for your continued support of Felice," the restaurant wrote in a post on social media. 

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Felice Urban Cafe's decision comes on the heels of several colleges and universities requiring their students and faculty to be fully vaccinated against the virus prior to the end of the fall semester. 

The restaurant, popular for its " farm fresh food and hand crafted cocktails" was closed on Thursday, but it is unknown if that was related to the announcement.

Felice Urban Cafe is located at 2502 Larchmere Blvd in Cleveland.

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*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.