Beginning on Tuesday, people will need proof of vaccination to enjoy many indoor activities in New York City.
"I am absolutely certain this is going to motivate a lot of people to get vaccinated. It's going to be a reason for people to get vaccinated, particularly young people," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
The mandate includes indoor dining, working out at a gym and indoor entertainment venues in the city.
“We know this is going to reach hundreds of thousands of people, convince them it's time,” de Blasio said.
Enforcement of the policy begins on September 13. At that point, the city will begin handing out fines for those that don't comply with the policy.