NYC Policy of Vaccine Requirement for Restaurants, Gyms, and Entertainment Venues to End March 7

Amid the continuing decline of COVID-19 cases, Mayor Eric Adams announced Friday, March 4, 2022 that New York City will no longer require proof of vaccines for indoor restaurant dining, gyms and entertainment venues. However, business owners can still decide to keep vaccine requirement and mask mandates in place, and legally have the right to refuse patrons who haven’t received a dose of vaccine. The city will continue to monitor COVID-19 infection rates and if cases and hospitalizations begin to rise, will pivot,- and re-activate the proof of vaccine mandate.