The Key to NYC program requires employees and customers 12 and older to prove they are vaccinated before entering businesses conducting the following activities:
- Indoor dining
- Indoor fitness
- Indoor entertainment
The mandate began on August 17th and enforcement will begin on September 13th.
Learn more about the Key to NYC program.
How to Comply
Customers and employees must show proof of vaccination and an ID with the same identifying information as their proof. Contractors are also required to provide proof if they reside in New York City.
One dose of any vaccine approved for emergency use or fully approved by either the Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization will meet the vaccination mandate. This includes Pfizer BioNTech (also known as Comirnaty, which is pronounced "koe-mir-na-tee"), Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
Businesses must check the proof of vaccination and identification for employees and customers and have:
- One visible Vaccination Required Poster for Businesses in the window explaining the mandate.
- Two written policies available upon inspection covering how the business plans to perform vaccine checks. This should include how you will check the vaccination status of staff AND customers before they enter or immediately after they enter your business.