New York clubs will require proof of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine to enter starting Monday, August 16th.
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New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, announced on August 3rd, making the state of New York the first in the U.S. to impose this requirement. Starting next week, those looking to attend indoor venues and music events will need to provide either the Excelsior Pass (a vaccine passport app), the NYC Covid Safe app, or a vaccine card issued by the CDC.
The ‘Key to NYC Pass’ initiative encourages New York City workers to take weekly tests for those reluctant to get vaccinated.
" If you want to participate in our society fully, you've got to get vaccinated. The only way to patronize these establishments is if you are vaccinated, at least one dose," - de Blasio
After a rapid increase in infection rates driven by the new Delta variant of coronavirus, the New York City government took these measures. On a positive note, the U.S. hit a milestone this Monday, August 2nd, with 70% of adults receiving a vaccine.