In the past couple of months, we’ve talked about vaccination and Covid-19 guidelines plenty of times. A lot of venues and concert organizations talked about and created some guidelines which will make concerts start in a safe environment whilst the world is still fighting against Covid-19, which affected the music industry deeply bad in the last 2 years.
When it comes to big cities and states, the local governments took bigger parts because the possible concerts and events are going to be much crowded and therefore there will be a bigger chance of covid transmit. Being one of the most crowded areas in the United States, New York City is a very popular location for concerts. That’s why there will be some requirements for in-person concert attendances
The latest statement says that people who want to see live concerts in New York City will have to prove they’re fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Fully vaccinated people will be able to prove their vaccination with a city-issued health pass called the “Key to NYC Pass”.
“It’s time for people to see vaccination as literally necessary to living a good and full and healthy life,” the mayor said during a press conference. “Not everyone is going to agree with this, I understand that. But for so many people, this is going to be a lifesaving act, that we are putting a mandate in place that is going to guarantee a much higher level of vaccination. … That is the key to protecting people and to our recovery.”
It’s not the first time we’re seeing something like NYC Pass. Earlier, England government officials created a similar way to understand people are fully vaccinated and can attend in-person events. The so-called “Covid Passport” is also a similar thing to those passes.
“We think it is so important to make clear that if you are vaccinated, you get to benefit in all sorts of ways,” de Blasio added. “You get to live a better life. Besides your health in general, you get to participate in many, many things. And if you’re unvaccinated, they are going to be fewer and fewer things that you’re able to do.”
Even though we haven’t seen anyone who’s against that decision, we are also pretty sure that there will be some. A while ago, when the first vaccination required concerts got announced, people started saying that this is not ok and sharing their reactions on social media. For New York City’s decision, we will wait and see.