Mayor's Executive Order

Key to NYC: Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Indoor Entertainment, Recreation, Dining and Fitness Settings

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Key to NYC vaccination mandate for indoor dining, entertainment and fitness will start, August 17.

Enforcement will begin, with a multi-agency coalition, on September 13.

Read the Executive Order 225.

“New York City has one mission: defeat the delta variant and build a recovery for all of us,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The Key to NYC sends a powerful message that vaccination will unlock our city’s potential, and we’ll stop at nothing to save lives and keep New Yorkers safe.”

“The Key to NYC will unlock many of our favorite activities,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi. “Vaccination makes every activity safer and this is a common-sense precaution to keep patrons of gyms, restaurants and indoor entertainment healthy.”

The City will conduct an aggressive outreach and education campaign, including a $10 million multi-platform paid media campaign. This campaign willinclude radio, TV, digital, social, subway live boards. Approximately 600 canvassers will be going door to door for affected businesses with the goal of reaching every zip code in the city in the next three weeks.