NYC Mayor Eric Adams Continues State of Emergency, Extends Vaccine Mandate for Many Indoor Settings
New York Mayor Eric Adams signed two separate executive orders after he was sworn into his new position in Times Square on New Year’s Day.
The first order will continue the city’s state of emergency pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of emergency was put in place by former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.
The second order extends the city’s “Key to NYC” program (pdf), which mandates COVID-19 vaccine passports for many indoor settings, including for dining, entertainment, and fitness venues. The vaccination requirements apply to those aged 5 and older.
To access various venues as part of the Key to NYC program, children aged 5 to 11 must show proof of full vaccination by Jan. 29. Currently, they only need to present proof of one vaccine dose if they took the mRNA-based Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
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