NYC “Indoor Activity” Vaccine Mandate Starts Tuesday- (Heres’s what it says)

NEW YORK CITY, NY- August 16th, 2021 On August 3rd, Mayor de Blasio announced the “Key to New York City“. The mandate also called “Vaccination Proof for Indoor Activities“, will begin on Tuesday, August 17th.

Here is what the mandate says, and the types of businesses it will impact.

What types of establishments will the mandate apply to?

In general the mandate applies to indoor dining, fitness and entertainment facilities. Including:

  • bars,
  • fitness gyms,
  • movie and stage theaters,
  • museums
  • and other indoor venues.

According to the cities site: “Staff at these locations are also required to be vaccinated”.

Exceptions to the mandate

According to the cities site, businesses my exclude the requirement under these circumstances:

“You can make an exception for allowing customers to use the bathroom or for another reason that will take a small amount of time (e.g. less than 10 minutes).”

What is “proof” of vaccination?

There are several types of “proof” of vaccination the city will allow according to the mandate including; vaccination cards (or photos), the Excelsior pass, NYC Covid Safe app. Or other official vaccination record from outside of NYC or the US.

The cities page says that if you feel like you are being discriminated against to contact the NYC Commission on Human Rights.

According to the mandate businesses will need to require that all staff and customers age 12 or over have proof of receiving at least one Covid related vaccination.

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