New York City Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination for Restaurants, Gyms, Performances

New York City will become the first American city to adopt proof of COVID-19 vaccination for a variety of activities for workers and customers such as indoor dining, gyms, and performances, said Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday. “It’s time for people to see vaccination as necessary to living a good and full and healthy life,” de Blasio, a Democrat, said during a news briefing. In elaborating, he said, “It will require vaccination for workers and customers in indoor dining, in indoor fitness facilities, indoor entertainment facilities.” “The only way to patronize these businesses indoors is if you’re vaccinated,” de Blasio said. “If you want to participate in society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated.” The move, which the mayor dubbed as the “Key to NYC Pass” and is similar to vaccine mandates in France and Italy, will start later in August and enforcement will start in mid-September. Enforcement will begin on Sept. 13, …Read More

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