As part of the “Key to NYC” program, you can report the following categories of businesses for failure to check vaccination status of staff and patrons:

  • Indoor dining
  • Indoor fitness
  • Indoor entertainment

To report someone using fake proof of vaccination, go to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fake Proof of Vaccination page.

To learn more about the “Key to NYC” program, go to the Key to NYC Program page.

These types of facilities must follow the vaccine mandate:

Indoor Dining 

  • Bakeries
  • Bars
  • Cabarets
  • Cafeterias
  • Catering halls
  • Coffee shops
  • Event spaces
  • Fast food/quick service with indoor dining
  • Grocery stores with indoor dining
  • Hotel banquet rooms
  • Nightclubs
  • Restaurants

Indoor Fitness

  • Dance studios
  • Fitness centers
  • Fitness classes
  • Gyms
  • Indoor studios
  • Pools
  • Sports classes

Indoor Entertainment

  • Adult entertainment
  • Aquariums and zoos
  • Arcades
  • Bowling alleys
  • Casinos
  • Convention centers
  • Exhibition halls
  • Indoor play areas
  • Indoor stadiums
  • Movie theaters
  • Museums and galleries
  • Music and concert venues
  • Performing arts theaters
  • Pool and billiard halls
  • Professional sports arenas
  • Recreational game centers

The following exceptions are not covered by the mandate:

  • Residential and office buildings.
  • Dining where food is consumed offsite or outdoors only. For example, fast food and quick service facilities with no indoor dining.
  • Anyone entering for a minimum amount of time required for a limited purpose will not have to show proof of vaccination. For example, entering to use the bathroom or picking up or placing an order.