Client Alert 
December 6, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that all private sector employees working in New York City must be fully vaccinated by December 27, 2021 in order to report to their workplace.

The Mayor also announced an expansion of the existing “Key to NYC” program – effective December 27, 2021, indoor food service businesses, indoor gyms and fitness settings, and indoor entertainment and recreational settings must ensure that all employees, contractors and customers over the age of 12 provide proof that they are fully vaccinated, as opposed to just having received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, starting December 14, 2021, children ages 5-11 will be required to show proof they received at least one vaccination dose to enter these businesses. For more information on the Key to NYC program, including which businesses are covered and the types of acceptable proof of vaccination and identification, please refer to our previous Client Alert.

At present, “fully vaccinated” means that at least 2 weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or the dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., J&J).

New York City is expected issue additional guidance on the new private sector vaccine mandate and the expansion of the Key to NYC program by December 15.

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If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact our Labor & Employment attorneys or the primary EGS attorney with whom you work.

This memorandum is published solely for the informational interest of friends and clients of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP and should in no way be relied upon or construed as legal advice.