New York City to Mandate Vaccine Passport for Museum Visitors and Staff

By Paul Riegler on 16 August 2021
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Visitors at the Jewish Museum

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City will require both visitors and staff members at the city’s museums and other cultural institutions to be inoculated against the coronavirus.

“Defeating the Delta variant is the best way to support cultural institutions, because it brings us all back,” Hizzoner said at a news conference at which he outlined the new requirements.  He said that he believes that these “aggressive measures” will encourage a lot of people to get the jab.

The policy goes into effect Tuesday and is similar to the vaccine mandate for restaurants, cafes, and fitness centers that went into effect on Monday. However, active enforcement will not go into effect until September 13.

Visitors can present a vaccination card from the U.S. Centers from Disease Control including a photocopy or a scanned image, the New York State Excelsior Pass vaccine passport, the New York City Key to NYC Pass, or an official vaccine record.

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