New York City, R.I.P., killed—as of today, 8/17/21— by Bill de Blasio’s COVID-19 “vaccination” mandate

From Peter Lauria:

As of today every restaurant in New York City received this sign to put on the front door of their establishment—and they received this memo stating:

Dear small business community,

Today the Mayor announced that beginning tomorrow, August 17, staff and customers age 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for:

Indoor entertainment such as movie theatres, music and concert venues, museums & galleries, aquariums & zoos professional sports arenas, indoor stadiums, convention centers, exhibition halls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, pool & billiard halls, recreational game centers, adult entertainment, indoor play areas

Indoor dining such as restaurants, catering halls, hotel banquet rooms, bars, nightclubs, cafeterias, grocery stores with indoor dining, coffee shops, fast food/quick service with indoor dining

Indoor fitness such as gyms, fitness centers, fitness classes, pools, indoor studios, dance studios.

This new requirement – called the Key to NYC – includes bars, fitness gyms, movie and stage theatres, museums and other indoor venues.

There are multiple ways to show proof of vaccination:
A photo or hard copy of their CDC vaccination card
New York State Excelsior App
Official vaccine record
A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac

Affected small businesses with questions can call the NYC Department of Small Business Services hotline at 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692) or 311.

Visit to find additional resources for businesses, including printable copies of required signage, a Key to NYC Pas checklist, FAQs, and more.

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