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New York City To Require COVID-19 Vaccination For Events
Christian Eede , August 4th, 2021 18:42

It's the first US city to enforce a vaccine mandate of this kind

As of September 13, all patrons and staff of events at venues in New York City will be required to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

As The New York Times reports, the vaccine mandate, which is the first of its kind to be put in place in a US city, was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio during a press conference this week. Proof of at least partial vaccination will be required at concert venues, clubs, Broadway shows, movie theatres, gyms, restaurants and more.

Those attending outdoor events will not need to show proof of vaccination, and children under the age of 12 will not require proof of vaccination in any space, as they are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The 'Key To NYC Pass' initiative will launch on August 16, with official enforcement coming in four weeks later. New Yorkers can show proof of vaccination via the city's new app, a paper vaccine card, or the state's Excelsior app. The New York Times also reports that Mayor de Blasio's new mandate will require city workers to get vaccinated or face weekly COVID-19 testing.

The move to require one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend event and other public spaces in New York City follows on from a similar announcement last month by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in which he confirmed that clubbers in England will need to be fully vaccinated in order to go to clubs from the start of October.