NYC Vaccine Mandate Begins Monday for Indoor Eating, Gyms, and Leisure – CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City will require proof of vaccination for some indoor activities starting Monday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the mandate earlier this month for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym.
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“It is time people saw vaccinations as literally necessary to lead a good, fulfilling and healthy life,” said de Blasio on August 3.
The rule applies to both employees and customers in these indoor spaces.
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The mayor said there would be a grace period before enforcement starts on September 13th.
Several companies have already started requiring vaccinations, including Equinox and Soul Cycle.
However, some restaurant owners told CBS2 that they are concerned about enforcing the new policy.
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The mandate is the first of its kind in the country.