“you’ll need proof of vaccination to unlock everything New York City has to offer”
New York City adopted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate policy restricting which businesses residents are allowed to patronize based on their vaccination status.
Officials have had the plan in the works for a while. It’s in the news now because it just went into effect.
The program is called the “Key to NYC,” which means you’re locked out of the city without the vaccine.
NEW – Starting tomorrow, you'll need proof of vaccination to "unlock everything New York City has to offer," announces Mayor Bill de Blasio. pic.twitter.com/CD02DFKiyK
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) August 16, 2021
CBS News in New York reported:
Mayor De Blasio: Proof Of Vaccination Needed For Indoor Activities In NYC Starting Tuesday
New York City’s new vaccine mandate was supposed to go into effect Monday, but now Mayor Bill de Blasio says it is happening Tuesday.
Proof of vaccination will be required to take part in certain indoor activities.
As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reports, some businesses are already preparing.
On the Upper West Side, befitnyc is ahead of the curve, already requiring employees and gym members in order to enter workout spaces.
Owner Fernando Salomone says the “Key To NYC Pass” makes it easier for him to enforce rules to keep his business safe.
“The new regulation is heaven for us. Because now it’s not our idea. We respect the regulation of the city,” Salomone said.
Starting Tuesday, people who work in gyms, restaurants and indoor entertainment venues like comedy clubs, theaters and museums will be required to be vaccinated with the COVID vaccine. Anyone wanting to enter those venues will have to show proof they’ve been vaccinated as well, will the city’s NYC COVID Safe app, the state’s Excelsior Pass, or their paper vaccination card.
“Definitely I will feel safer,” one person said.
“It’s going to bring a little division between people, I bet,” said Mackenzie Reid.
A little division? Do you think?
Just five days ago, the New York Times reported that only 27% of young, black New Yorkers are vaccinated.
Only 27% of young Black New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, data shows. Many say they fear that during these uncertain times they could not trust the government with their health.
“This is a major public health failure,” said an epidemiologist. https://t.co/vximyBNdqp
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 12, 2021
The plan is a disaster waiting to happen. It will harm minorities more than anyone else.
The Orwellian spin they’re putting on this is amazing. They’re saying, “Look at all you can do in New York City!” But the underlying message is, “You’re locked out if you don’t comply.”
Get your proof of vaccination ready to go because that's your Key to NYC!
Beginning tomorrow, August 17, you’ll need proof of vaccination to unlock everything NYC has to offer. pic.twitter.com/dibcGszXU1
— City of New York (@nycgov) August 16, 2021
Also, this is essentially an ID. Democrats think voter IDs are racist, but this is OK? Really?
Starting tomorrow, you'll need proof of vaccination to unlock everything New York City has to offer. Valid proof of vaccine includes:
☑️ Paper CDC card
☑️ Excelsior Pass
☑️ NYC COVID Safe App
☑️ Any Official Vaccine Record pic.twitter.com/yhCblgDVci
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 16, 2021
Back in the 1980s, New York City launched an ad campaign titled “I Love New York.”
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