Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new proof of vaccination requirement for most indoor events in New York City.
Dining at restaurants, working out at a gym, attending a movie or play will all require proof of vaccination starting August 16.
Enforcement will begin on September 13, to coincide with the return of children to schools.
“So today I announce a new approach, which we are calling the ‘Key to NYC Pass.’ The key to NYC. When you hear those words, I want you to imagine the notion that because someone is vaccinated they can do all the amazing things available in NYC. This is a miraculous place literally full of wonders. If you are vaccinated all that is going to open up to you, you have the key, you can open the door. If you are unvaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many things. That’s the point we are trying to get across,” the mayor said.
The de Blasio administration is calling it the “Key to NYC Pass.” The requirement will be for both workers and customers.
There will be no option to display a negative test, as the city attempts to promote vaccinations as the only way to “unlock New York City.”