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New York City Vaccine Mandate Now Applies To Kids As Young As 5 Years Old – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Key to NYC program expanded to a new age group Tuesday.

At least one dose of a COVID vaccine is now required for children as young as 5 for things like indoor dining and entering entertainment venues.

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New signs greet crowds of people outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, reminding people of the new rules, which left one mother, who was visiting from Tennessee, at ease.

“Keeping him safe is absolutely the biggest thing,” Erika Green said.

Her 8-year-old son is fully vaccinated, so she said she is all for the new mandate.

“Part of the reason we chose to come to New York is because of those vaccination requirements,” Green said.

Those 5 and older now need to show proof of one vaccination dose to dine indoors, go to the movies or other performances, and also for school activities, like sports, dance and band.

Then by Dec. 27, kids 12 and up will have to show proof of two doses.

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Most places, like the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side, have been reminding families online of the new in-person rules.

“Certainly, it makes people like myself and family comfortable to come back,” local resident Heather Guardado said.

Jodi Cohen, like many area parents, said the new rules are easy to follow.

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“I uploaded photos of their vaccination cards and have it on my phone,” Cohen said.

Her husband is now able to safely take their son to Tuesday night’s Knicks game.

“I’m excited because it’s my first time going to a sporting event since COVID started,” 11-year-old Zack Cohen said.

COVID VACCINE

This comes as a hearing is scheduled Tuesday over the city’s vaccine mandate for municipal workers, impacting more than 160,000 people, including police officers, firefighters and sanitation workers. A judge will decide whether to issue a temporary restraining order for the mandate, which ordered city public employees to get their first shot by Oct. 29 or be forced to go on unpaid leave.

Meanwhile on the state level, Gov. Kathy Hochul is still pushing her new mask mandate for indoor public spaces that don’t require proof of vaccination.

“Protect individuals’ lives, particularly during what we are experiencing right now, which is a holiday surge,” Hochul said. “Hospitalizations are up 70% since Thanksgiving. We anticipated a spike after Thanksgiving and it has arrived, and so this is an alarming jump state-wide.”

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

She might not want to have great expectations. Rockland County Executive Ed Day said Monday he doesn’t want to take employees away from vaccinations to police mask wearing.

“My objection was logistical,” he told CBS2. “How many calls I got today — I had a woman who went to Kohl’s department store and they almost threw her out of the store because she didn’t have a mask on. This is not the way to handle a crisis.”

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Source: https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/12/14/nyc-vaccine-mandate-expands-to-kids/

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Key to NYC program expanded to a new age group Tuesday.

At least one dose of a COVID vaccine is now required for children as young as 5 for things like indoor dining and entering entertainment venues.

READ MORE: Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association Speaks Out Against Vaccine Mandate After Filing Lawsuit Against Mayor

New signs greet crowds of people outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, reminding people of the new rules, which left one mother, who was visiting from Tennessee, at ease.

“Keeping him safe is absolutely the biggest thing,” Erika Green said.

Her 8-year-old son is fully vaccinated, so she sai…….

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Key to NYC program expanded to a new age group Tuesday.

At least one dose of a COVID vaccine is now required for children as young as 5 for things like indoor dining and entering entertainment venues.

READ MORE: Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association Speaks Out Against Vaccine Mandate After Filing Lawsuit Against Mayor

New signs greet crowds of people outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, reminding people of the new rules, which left one mother, who was visiting from Tennessee, at ease.

“Keeping him safe is absolutely the biggest thing,” Erika Green said.

Her 8-year-old son is fully vaccinated, so she sai…….

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