Earlier this week Mayor de Blasio announced that COVID-19 vaccinations (or weekly tests) would be required for all city workers, and now those mandates are expanding to other parts of the city.
Food industry icon Danny Meyer just announced that he will be requiring proof of vaccination at all of his restaurants for both staff and customers.
Meyer shared the news in an interview with CNN on July 29, and an update has been posted on the USHG that reads: “To keep our community safe, from September 7, 2021 forward we are requiring all guests to show proof they are fully vaccinated. Our teams are required to be fully vaccinated as well.”
Guests will be required to bring their physical Covid-19 vaccine card, New York State Excelsior Pass, or a photo of their vaccination card upon arrival.
Those restaurants include the iconic Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Manhatta, Maialino, Daily Provisions, and more. See the entire list here.
“If you really want to go unvaccinated, you can dine somewhere else, and you can also go work somewhere else,” Meyer said in the interview. Though he said he would call it a “company policy rather than a mandate.”
Danny Meyer also famously founded Shake Shack, which is now a public company. Of that he said, “Shake Shack will make whatever appropriate decision at the appropriate time.”
According to Eater NY, other NYC restaurants that also require proof of vaccination are Dame, Estela and Frenchette.