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.

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