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You Now Need Proof Of A Vaccine In NYC To Go To Gyms, Restaurants & Indoor Venues

There was a stark warning for those who choose not to get vaccinated.

Western Canada Editor

All restaurants, gyms and indoor entertainment venues in New York City will require proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, the city's mayor announced Tuesday, August 3.

During a live broadcast posted on his Twitter account, Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers that the policy would come into effect over the next few weeks, adding: "If you want to participate in our society fully, you've got to get vaccinated."

In an attempt to vaccinate more people, the city offered a US$100 incentive for people to get their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. The mayor said that 11,000 New Yorkers chose to get vaccinated in the first few days of the incentive plan.

De Blasio also offered a warning to those reluctant to get vaccinated.

He said, "If you're unvaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many things."

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