De Blasio announced that the Key to NYC pass would be available beginning today. I’m not seeing it anywhere.
Does anybody have an update?
Not exactly sure what you are looking for. Examples of places that are restricting unvaccinated people from entry?
You are welcome.
I don't know if that is the same thing as the pass for gym, restaurants, etc, but it's an app you can get from google or apple. The first link I found somewhere only had link to apple store so if you have Google go to play store. It's really stupid. It's just a frame for CDC card you probably already had many photos of. There is an.option to add official photo if you want. I found it awkward to use, but if it's what they want ..
By the way, my pass is called NYC COVID SAFE. I mention that because I had a devil of a time finding app in play store. I kept getting apps for all different states, but not this one. This may help you find it more easily.
NYC's New COVID Vaccine Passport Simply A 'Glorified Photo Storage App,' Critics Say
According to this article, the Key to New York City is not an app but just a compilation of mandates & a list of businesses that have agreed to abide by those mandates.
https://thepointsguy.com/news/new-york-vaccine-passport/#:~:text=To%20fulfill%20the%20%E2%80%9CKey%20to%20NYC%20Pass%E2%80%9D%20policy,a%20digital%20vaccine%20passport%20like%20the%20Excelsior%20app.Edited: 17 August 2021, 01:43
#6 - The Excelsior pass can only access (& verify) the records of those vaccinated in NY State.
To me it seems the city app seems intended for visitors but is of questionable utility & veracity
It is required beginning today at some indoor places like gyms and restaurants. (You apparently can still sit outside to eat without proof). I don't have whole list of types of places, and there may be additional places where it will be required in Sept. You can always show your paper CDC card or paper test results. This city app, like the state one, is just a way to store it electronically. I believe I heard the guy at the front desk at my gym tell someone you can also just take a photo of your proof with your phone and show them that. This afternoon they were also just waving in some people in who claimed they didn't know about the new rule. My gym has struck me as rather careless & disorganized regarding a lot of COVID protocols, so other places could be more strict.
Although I haven't seen lines in a couple months, over the past several days I have seen long lines outside an urgent care near me. Don't know why that is, whether testing or vaccinations, or both. For vaccinations I thought it was easiest to just go to a pharmacy, but have heard anecdotally some are no longer getting regular shipments of vaccine.
#8 I understand that and I also understand that people who can't use the state app can still show their physical CDC card. What I still don't understand is why the city felt the need to create yet another app that doesn't verify anything. It just causes unnecessary confusion and feels like a mayor trying to get in front of the cameras yet again.