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NYC Will Require Vaccinations to Enter Restaurants and Gyms

Mayor Bill de Blasio said vaccination would be required for workers and customers of indoor facilities including restaurants and gyms, effective Sept. 13. The mayor’s order reportedly makes New York City the first city in the nation to mandate the vaccine to enter these facilities.

“It’s time for people to see vaccination as literally necessary to living a good and full and healthy life,” de Blasio said at a news conference Tuesday.

He said the new policy will be phased in over the coming weeks, with the final details of the policy to be announced and implemented the week of August 16. 

“We’ll then spend most of a month educating people, going out to businesses, receiving calls from businesses, answering questions and concerns, making sure everyone understands the new approach,” he added. “And then, on Sept. 13, during that week, we’ll begin inspections and enforcement.”


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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