New York nightclubs of under 5000 capacity are no longer required to ask for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry.
On June 15, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the State is lifting almost all lockdown restrictions due to the high levels of vaccination uptake in the State.
70% of New York residents aged 18 and over have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccine.
"What New York has done is extraordinary. Not only do we have the lowest COVID positivity rate in the United States of America, we have hit 70 percent vaccination ahead of schedule. We successfully deployed the weapon that will win the war, and New York led the nation," Governor Cuomo said.
Some restrictions still apply to large-scale indoor events - defined as “indoor venues that hold more than 5,000 attendees.” Proof of vaccination and negative COVID prior to entry can be used to eliminate the requirement for social distancing and mask-wearing in these venues, allowing them to open at full capacity.
One venue that has since announced that proof of vaccination or producing a negative COVID-19 test are not required for entry is Brooklyn Mirage.
Earlier this month proof of vaccination was a requirement for entry, with attendees needing to show a digital or physical vaccine passport or card to enter.
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