To stop the further spread of COVID especially the Delta Variant, New York City is set to require proof of Covid vaccination for all indoor activities such as restaurants, gyms, indoor entertainment, and performances.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday morning revealed a phased adoption of the policy begins on Aug. 16.
De Blasio said after a month of information drive they will officially enforce the order on September 13.
“This is crucial because we know this will encourage a lot more vaccinations,” de Blasio said.
“The goal here is to convince everyone that this is the time to stop the Delta variant,” de Blasio added.
Sources said to implement the order New York authorities will create a health pass called the Key to NYC Pass, similar to New York State’s Excelsior pass.
Furthermore, based on De Blasio’s plan to gain entry into indoor venues, visitors will be required to use either the city’s new NYC Pass digital app, the state’s Excelsior, or the paper proof of vaccination card.