Say goodbye to those open-air catering modules?
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that starting March 7, restaurants are no longer required to check customers for proof of vaccinations – although some are still considering keeping the safety measure in place.
The city’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for indoor businesses, which included restaurants, gyms and movie theaters, will be no more. Restaurants will no longer be required to check the vaccination status of customers, but restaurateurs can still request proof of vaccination if they wish.
The implications of this announcement are that proof of vaccination will no longer be required in restaurants, entertainment centers, sports arenas and cultural spaces.
As of March 4, according to New York City data, the seven-day average COVID-19 test positivity rate in New York was 1.65%, and 87% of adult New York residents have been fully vaccinated, which helps explain the easing of restrictions. .
Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC and Philadelphia, all cities with high adult vaccination rates, all recently announced similar easing of pandemic restrictions.