NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced big changes to indoor dining starting in August

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that New York City will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for anyone looking to dine indoors. The city is taking this step to curb the surge in cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

The new requirement will be phased in starting Aug. 16 into September and enforcement will begin Sept. 13, the same week New York public schools reopen for fall.

“The only way to patronize these establishments indoors will be if you’re vaccinated,” de Blasio said. “The goal here is to convince everyone that this is the time. If we’re going to stop the Delta variant, the time is now. And that means getting vaccinated right now.”



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