New York City have commenced with their policy of requiring proof of vaccination at venues such as restaurants and gyms.
“We do not want to go back to restrictions,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a virtual news conference Tuesday. “The key to our progress is vaccination.” The vaccination mandate, first announced two weeks ago by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, is meant to persuade more people to get vaccinated — or miss out on partaking of much of the city’s amenities, including restaurants, bars, gyms, public performances, museums and other cultural venues.
Since then, more than 301,000 more people have gotten at least one shot of a vaccine, according to city data. To date, at least 5.2 million of the city’s 8.8 million residents have gotten at least one shot, with nearly 5 million fully vaccinated. The new rules went into effect Tuesday, however enforcement won’t begin until Sept. 13.
New York City averaged 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus a day over the past seven days, up from around 200 a day in late June. The mayor announced that about 100 vaccination sites will pop up at such places as gyms and the city would send out more than 600 canvassers to help in public outreach. San Francisco and New Orleans have followed suit in requiring proof of vaccine in certain venues. Los Angeles is also pondering similar measures.
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
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