A vaccination certificate will be required at New York to get inside restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today, with the US metropolis becoming the first city in the US to introduce a vaccination passport.
«If you have been vaccinated (…), you have the key, you can open the door. But if you have not been vaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many activities“, Explained the mayor, during a press conference.
He clarified that this measure, which will be called “Key to NYC pass”, will be inaugurated on August 16, but the first checks for its implementation will be carried out from September 13.
Under the measure, “employees and customers will need to be vaccinated inside restaurants, gyms and auditoriums,” the mayor explained, noting that “at least one dose” of the vaccine would be needed.
For the past 15 days, New York City Mayor and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has stepped up announcements about the vaccination of civil servants and recommendations for the use of the mask in the face of a resurgence of Covid cases due to paralysis. .
In New York, a city with a population of over 8 million, 71.8% of adults have received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the municipal authority.