Fully vaccinated people will be allowed to celebrate NYE in Times Square

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New York City will allow people who have been fully vaccinated to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. said Tuesday.

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why it matters: Last year’s event did not have a public audience due to the coronavirus pandemic.

description: Officials said those having fun will have to show proof of vaccination and a valid photo ID.

  • Those who cannot get vaccinated because of a disability need to show a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event, Times Square Alliance president Tom Harris said at a news conference. If possible, they will also have to wear masks.
  • Harris said children under the age of 5 would have to live with someone who has proof of vaccination.

What are they saying: “We want to welcome all those hundreds of thousands of people, but everyone needs vaccinations,” de Blasio said.

  • “Join the crowd, join in the joy, join in a historic moment as New York City provides further proof to the world that we are 100% behind,” he said.

Between the lines: New Year’s Eve is the last day in de Blasio’s office. “It would leave any repercussions from the incident in the hands of Mr. [Eric] Adams, who will be inaugurated on January 1, 2022.” The New York Times writes,

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