New York City has mandated that businesses must see proof of vaccination from patrons. Restaurants, gyms, and other indoor establishments will require people to be vaccinated before entering.
The Democrat mayor has hinted that more severe measures against the unvaccinated are forthcoming.
“We’ve got to shake people at this point and say, ‘Come on now.’ We tried voluntary. We could not have been more kind and compassionate. Free testing, everywhere you turn, incentives, friendly, warm embrace. The voluntary phase is over,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC last week.
“It’s time for mandates, because it’s the only way to protect our people,” he added, doubling down during Monday’s press briefing.
“More and more, there’s going to be a reality where, if you’re vaccinated, a world of opportunity opens up to you. If you’re not vaccinated, there’s going to be more and more things you can’t do,” de Blasio warned.
“I say that to say, ‘go get vaccinated, so you can fully participate in the life of this city,’ because that’s where things are going,” he added.
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