NYC is mandating COVID-19 vaccination for workers and patrons of indoor dining, indoor fitness, and indoor entertainment venues and performances.
In a press conference, Mayor de Blasio said the mandate – called the “Key to NYC Pass” – will launch on August 16, around which time more details will be issued, according to numerous reports; NYC will then begin enforcement on September 13.
Yes, There’s An App for That
Patrons will be able to use a new app released by the city, called NYC Covid Safe; the state’s Excelsior Pass; or by simply showing a copy of their official vaccination record, reports theNY Times.
The Big Apple's move comes as many restaurants and other businesses coast to coast are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations or regular testing as a requirement for employees and/or patrons.