Background to Vaccine Mandates
As US authorities push for as many people as possible to get vaccinated, many cities and counties have implemented vaccine mandates, restricting unvaccinated people from entering indoor venues.
Initially these mandates only affected adults, but then became 12 years and over, and now 5 years and over, as the vaccine was offered to younger children.
Initially one dose was required, but most are now in the process of changing to, or have already changed to, requiring two doses.
To take the New York City "Key to NYC" example, the venues prohibited for unvaccinated children and adults include:
- Indoor dining (including restaurants, catering halls, bars, clubs, coffee shops, fast food outlets, and grocery stores with indoor dining)
- Indoor fitness (gyms, pools, dance studios, fitness classes, etc)
- Indoor entertainment and certain meeting spaces (including cinemas, music and concert venues, museums, aquariums and zoos, professional sports arenas, indoor stadiums, convention centres, hotel meeting and event spaces, theatres, bowling alleys, arcades, pool halls and indoor play areas)
The list below, and in the associated grid post on the @CrosswalkClan Instagram post, is by no means exhaustive - it would be too long a list!