Video: Further Guidelines on NYC COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Indoor Establishments

Video Transcript:

I'm Andrew Yacyshyn and welcome to the HRMinute. As I previously discussed, New York City is now requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all employees and customers of indoor restaurants and dining establishments, indoor gyms and fitness facilities, and other indoor entertainment establishments which Mayor De Blasio is now calling the "Key to NYC". Notably proof of vaccination means that employees and customers need to only show proof of having received one-dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. So technically, they do not need to be fully vaccinated to enter these covered establishments. The City has made a webpage designated to the "Key to NYC" which includes a number or resources and information for businesses on this new requirement. Specifically what businesses need to do here is 1) they need to post a required vaccination poster and display it where employees can see it as their entering the establishment. And that poster is available on that webpage. 2) They will need to implement a written plan that sets forth how they are going to check the vaccination status of employees and customers. Now this isn't something that we need to be overly detailed and the City also has a model plan that companies can use to fulfill this requirement. And 3) finally, of course, these businesses will need to start checking the vaccination status of all employees and customers who enter the premises age 12 and above. And if a customer appears to be 18 or older, they actually need to check the customer's identification to ensure that they match up with their proof of vaccination. There are some exceptions to this requirement such as for customers who are only entering the establishment for a quick and limited purpose such as to pick up a take-out order. But, at this point, companies and covered businesses should start reviewing the City's webpage learning the information that's on it and what their obligations are, and start complying with this requirement to check vaccination status of employees and customers. Thank you.

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08.31.2021  |  PUBLICATION: HRMinute  |  TOPICS: Employment

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