New York City museums, galleries, and art fairs to require proof of vaccination for entrance

A New York City mandate requires all guests visiting art fairs, galleries, and museums to provide proof of vaccination.

The regulations, part of the initiative titled Key to NYC Pass, effectuated Tuesday and will be enforced starting Sept. 13. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the initiative on Aug. 3.

“It’s time for people to see vaccination as literally necessary to living a good, full, and healthy life,” de Blasio said.

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New York City is one of the first cities in the United States to initiate such a measure.

Visitors and staff at public facilities, such as entertainment venues and fitness centers, are required to show proof of vaccination.

Noncompliance fines start at $1,000.

The vaccine is imperative for institutions and cultural events throughout the city to be enjoyed, de Blasio said.

The policy was established by a mayoral

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UNLV, CSN and NSC students staff COVID-19 vaccination sites

UNLV nursing student Bianca Rodriguez-Villanueva is one of many future medical professionals racking up “clinical hours” required for graduation while also helping to meet an urgent public health need — administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

The 26-year-old said the most practice she had giving injections was during a clinical last semester at University Medical Center, which made working at UNLV’s vaccination site for a full day last month a little nerve-wracking.

But it was also meaningful.

“For me personally, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it was a very emotional experience in particular,” Rodriguez-Villanueva said.

A few of her relatives in Mexico have died from COVID-19 and others are currently sick with the disease caused by the new coronavirus. By helping administer the vaccine, Rodriguez-Villanueva said she hopes she can help prevent others from losing loved ones.

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UNLV, which also

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URMC offers apology for preferential vaccination treatment

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester Medical Center has apologized for offering over two dozen people with connections to the university — including URMC board members — preferential treatment for COVID-19 vaccination.

The apology was sent Sunday to university and medical center leaders from the university president and the medical center’s chief operating officer, WXXI-AM reported.

Sarah Mangelsdorf, the president, and Mark Taubman, the medical center’s CEO, wrote that 26 people with strong ties to the university were invited to register for a vaccine clinic reserved for university employees.

“The registration information was shared with 26 non-employees who were well-connected to the university, including URMC board members and donors,” according to the statement. “These 26 people were all eligible to receive vaccine, but they should not have received preferential treatment by being invited to the clinic.”

The statement did not clarify how many people showed up at the

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