New York will be issuing passes that show you have been vaccinated against COVID-19. I find that odd since Nazis usually favor tattooing on the forearm is normally the way they identify people. And you will be forced to show your vaccination pass whenever you visit certain venues including concerts and sporting events.
Without your vaccination passport, you will be refused entry into such events.
Gov Andrew Cuomo unveiled the plan on Wednesday.
The plan is to test the “Excelsior Pass,” which will use secure technology to confirm that the bearer had indeed been given the vaccine. BTW, do not take them up on their offer of a free shower with 50 or 60 of your best friends.
The real question is what venues will not allow you in. Will it include airports? Subways? Other mass transportation?
The pass was tested at Tuesday night’s New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden. They are very similar to airline boarding passes and each individual will have a number code which will be used to confirm that the person in possession of the pass did indeed get the vaccination.
Considering the fact that not everyone can even get the vaccine yet, many people will be excluded. All prison inmates will qualify, though!
“We’re doing everything we can to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as possible, as quickly as possible, while keeping the infection rate down and re-energizing our economy in a safe, smart way.”
“The Excelsior Pass will play a critical role in getting information to venues and sites in a secure and streamlined way, allowing us to fast-track the reopening of these businesses and getting us one step closer to reaching a new normal.”
MSG Entertainment praised the pilot program, saying, “We applaud Governor Cuomo’s leadership in reopening New York. The Excelsior Pass program, along with his decision to allow venues to begin welcoming fans, will play important roles in helping to get our City back on its feet.”
Last Tuesday, Nets and Knicks fans were able to watch their favorite teams play on the basketball court for the first time in nearly a year.
That was made possible after Cuomo said in early February that large sports and entertainment venues with at least a 10,000-person capacity can reopen with a 10 percent capacity limit starting Feb. 23, and people will only be allowed to enter if they produce a negative COVID-19 test.