On September 13, New York City will require a number of service companies and event customers to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the New York Times reported. NYC will be the first US city to enforce such a vaccination mandate. According to the Times, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the news this morning (August 3) during a press conference. Proof of at least partial vaccination is required at concert venues, Broadway shows, cinemas, gyms, restaurants and more. Outside guests are not required to provide proof of vaccination, nor are children under 12 as they are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The new compulsory vaccination program is called the Key to NYC Pass and begins August 16, but enforcement will not begin until September 13. New Yorkers can get proof of vaccination through the city’s new app, a paper vaccination card, or the state’s Excelsior app. According to the Times report, Mayor de Blasio will require city workers to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 tests. It also offers a $ 100 incentive to members of the public who get vaccinated.

Yesterday (August 2nd), Japanese Breakfast posted a statement on Twitter encouraging fans to get vaccinated before their upcoming tour. “All upcoming shows for this tour will be masked and will require either proof of vaccination or negative PCR within 48 hours of the show,” she wrote. “Please get vaccinated!” Find her full post below.

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