More Companies Added to NYC COVID Vaccine Proof Mandate

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the COVID vaccine mandate would not be in effect on Monday, as previously reported. The term would begin on Tuesday.

“We said the week of August 16 and needed to make some more adjustments to address it,” de Blasio said during a town hall briefing. “We wanted to get the word out today and officially launch it tomorrow. The first month will be mostly dedicated to education and business engagement, making sure we answer questions and show people how it works. “

New York City will become the first major city in the United States to require proof of vaccination in order to eat indoors, use a gym or watch a show.

The move is part of de Blasio’s “Key to NYC” plan. The execution of the warrant would begin on September 13.

More than 30 companies announced earlier this week that they already require proof of vaccination before the mandate.

“We will follow the guidelines,” said Tracy Bayne, general manager of Good Enough to Eat on the Upper West Side. the staff are safe, the customers are safe and everyone is comfortable eating inside again. “

The companies included in the vaccine mandate are: cinemas, concerts, concert halls, museums and galleries, aquariums and zoos, professional sports arenas, stadiums, convention centers, exhibition halls, performing arts centers, bowling alleys, arcades, swimming pool and billiards halls, casinos, adult entertainment, restaurants, dining halls, hotel banquet halls, bars, cabarets, nightclubs, cafeterias, grocery store, bakeries, cafes, fast food restaurants with indoor dining, gyms, fitness centers, fitness classes, swimming pools, indoor studios, dance studios and sports classes.

The indoor mask mandate will be required for a number of businesses, from gymnasiums to theaters and restaurants.

Proof of vaccination can be provided by a vaccination card issued by the CDC, NY Excelsior Pass, or NYC COVID safe pass.

The move is a step to help fight the delta variant of the coronavirus and protect workers and customers.

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