New Yorkers will soon need a certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus to participate in indoor activities. This was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday. In doing so, New York will become the first US city to introduce a similar measure, the Associated Press and AFP reported.
“If you are vaccinated, you have a key, you can open the door. However, if you are not vaccinated, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in many thingsDe Blasio said at a press conference.
The measure will go into effect on August 16 and will cover restaurants, gyms and establishments offering recreational activities. The transition period for implementing this measure will be one month. In connection with this measure, a new health card called “New York City Key” will be presented.
Just last week, de Blasio announced that, starting September 13, New York City will require all of its employees to provide proof of vaccination or take a test every week. They have already taken similar action with regard to healthcare professionals.
On Monday, the United States managed to meet President Joe Biden’s vaccination goal, with 70 percent of American adults receiving at least their first dose of the vaccine. However, they exceeded that limit a month later than planned, as Biden set the goal on July 4.
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