NYC Will Require Proof Of Vaccination For Lots Of Private Businesses

Say, besides wondering if this is legal and Constitutional in the state of New York, I wonder who this is going to affect

N.Y.C. will require workers and customers show proof of at least one dose for indoor dining and other activities.

New York City will become the first U.S. city to require proof of at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine for a variety of activities for workers and customers — indoor dining, gyms and performances — to put pressure on people to get vaccinated, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday morning.

The program, similar to mandates issued in France and Italy last month, will start on Aug. 16, and after a transition period, enforcement will begin on Sept. 13, when schools are expected to reopen and more workers could return to offices in Manhattan. Mr. de Blasio has been moving aggressively to get more New Yorkers vaccinated to curtail a third wave of coronavirus cases amid concern about the spread of the Delta variant. He is also requiring city workers to get vaccinated or to face weekly testing, and he has offered a $100 incentive for the public.

“If you want to participate in our society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated,” he said at a news conference. “It’s time.”

“This is going to be a requirement,” he added. “The only way to patronize these establishments is if you are vaccinated, at least one dose. The same for folks in terms of work, they will need at least one dose,” he said, holding up a single finger.

What, exactly, does it do to have one dose of a two dose regimen? You have to have the second dose and wait 14 days to be fully covered.

The new program, dubbed “Key to NYC Pass,” is not a particular document, but rather the strategy of requiring proof of vaccination for workers and customers at indoor dining, gyms, entertainment and performances, including Broadway, the mayor said.

Indoor movies and concerts will also require people to show proof of vaccination to enter. People will be able to continue to dine outdoors without showing proof of vaccination.

To enter indoor venues, patrons must use the city’s new app, the state’s Excelsior app or a paper card to show proof of vaccination. The mayor did not say how the city will handle vaccinations like AstraZeneca or Sinovac that may be common among international tourists.

This goes into full effect on September 13th, but, hey, most of you New Yorkers voted for this dictatorial style government, so, no complaining. Sure, it will cause all sorts of problems at privately owned businesses, but, you voted for this. Think about it: lots and lots of businesses and employees were really reticent on calling people out for failing to wear their masks properly, have fun asking for proof of vaccination.


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2 Responses to “NYC Will Require Proof Of Vaccination For Lots Of Private Businesses”

  1. Steve says:

    Mayor: “Well, we had a great year of oppression and killing businesses, but it seems to be winding down. What can we do to keep the fun going?’

    staff: “We could make vaccine passports the official policy. Prohibit unvaccinated from going to restaurants, theaters, stadiums… whatever. That way, we eliminate a large percentage of potential customers, causing the businesses even more pain!”

    Mayor: “Brilliant!”

  2. Dana says:

    New York City’s working class folks depend heavily on the restaurant business and tourism. What happens when NYC businesses have to say, “Ve need to see your papers,” to people who are visiting from Carolina or even St Louis, people who might be vaccinated but who don’t carry their shot records with them?

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