"Key to NYC" Program EXPANSION

Friday, December 10, 2021

EXPANSION "Key of NYC" Program 

December 6, 2021 - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced major expansions to the Key to NYC” program, the first-in- nation vaccination mandate for workers and customers at indoor dining, fitness, entertainment and performance venues. 


Starting December 14, 2021, children aged 5 - 11 will be required to show proof of one vaccination dose for those venues. 


Starting December 27, 2021, New Yorkers aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of two vaccine doses, instead of one, except for those who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


The mayor also announced a first in the nation vaccine mandate for private sector workers, which will take effect on December 27, 2021 - will apply to roughly 184,000 businesses.


Lastly, the mayor announced 5-11 year old children will be required to get vaccinated to participate in high risk extracurricular activities. These activities include: sports, band, orchestra, and dance. This requirement for the initial vaccine dose will take effect on December 14, 2021 


The City will issue additional enforcement and reasonable accommodation guidance on December 15, 2021- along with additional resources to support small businesses with implementation. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes a CDC issued vaccination card, the New York State Excelsior Pass, the Clear Health Pass, and the NYC COVID Safe App. 


To learn more in the press release: CLICK HERE 

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