NYC Mayor Implements Vaccine Requirement For Indoor Public SpacesAugust 4, 2021 5:49 pm
If you want to go out for a night on the town in New York City you’re going to need to present proof of vaccination from COVID-19. The vaccination mandate applies to all who wish to enter an establishment as well as those that work there. It does NOT however apply to children under the age of 12 who are not yet vaccinated.
New Yorkers or anyone visiting the city will be required to show proof of vaccination in the form of a vaccine card, the New York Excelsior Pass phone app, or the city’s new vaccine pass.
The controversial move comes as New York’s vaccine rate is just above 50% for those who are fully vaccinated and the positivity rate for the virus is creeping back up. At last check the positivity rate for New York City was 3.09% which is above the recommended 1.0% when it is safe to open back up.
Mayor Deblasio who is implementing this new policy will not require masks indoors despite the fact that U.S. Centers for Disease Control is recommending that for those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated.