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We all have had to adjust to a new way of life thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, according to the New York Times, France adopted a measure in which all those looking to partake in indoor activities will be required to show proof of vaccination. In fact, it’s actually becoming a pretty common practice in many places around the globe, including the US.

Photo: flickr/New York National Guard

In New York City, indoor dining will soon require proof of vaccination – not just for patrons but for staff as well. The new measure comes from Mayor Bill de Blasio as an effort to try and get more people to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccines.

The measure will come in a health pass known as “Key to NYC Pass,” and it will be a requirement in order to go into indoor spaces such as gyms and restaurants, as well as other entertainment or performance areas.

Photo: Unsplash/Kevin Grieve

According to The Guardian, the mayor explained that the new rule is an effort to avoid a third wave of COVID-19 so that everyone can safely enjoy life in the city. That is why he is trying to stress the importance of vaccination to New Yorkers.

He stated, “We think it is so important to make clear that if you are vaccinated, you get to benefit in all sorts of ways. You get to live a better life. Besides your health in general, you get to participate in many, many things. And if you’re unvaccinated, there are going to be fewer and fewer things that you’re able to do.”

Photo: Unsplash/CDC

The new health measure is set to commence later this month, and by mid-September, when schools and offices are back in session, it will be enforced.

At the moment, outdoor dining without proof of vaccination is still allowed. For those hoping to return to indoor dining, the Excelsior app will be accepted as proof of vaccination.

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