Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the vaccine mandate for restaurants and venues will go into effect tomorrow, Aug. 17.
The first month of the rollout will focus on educating businesses on how this process will work. Then, inspections and enforcement will begin Monday, Sept. 13.
“I am absolutely certain this is going to motivate a lot of people to get vaccinated, particularly young people,” de Blasio said. “We know one of the biggest areas of concern is reaching younger New Yorkers.”