Newark, NJ – December 23, 2021 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka today announced that he will sign an Executive Order on Monday, December 27, requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for customers 5 years of age and older to enter certain establishments and facilities.
The order will commence by requiring anyone attending public New Year’s Eve events and parties to show proof of vaccination.
By January 10, persons entering a facility or business must show proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose; and be fully vaccinated three weeks later.
“Newark’s latest three-day test positivity rate has spiked to 27.16 percent. Guided by this data, the City of Newark is taking firm and aggressive action to prevent its spread and protect our residents and workers. Newark will continue to meet the challenge of COVID-19 with determination,” Mayor Baraka said.
Establishments affected by this Executive Order must prominently post signage at their entrances notifying the public of the vaccination entry requirement.
The executive order applies as follows:
The following establishments do not have to require proof of vaccination of its patrons:
The proof of vaccination requirement of this order does not apply to the following individuals:
This is the second executive order Mayor Baraka will sign in a week to fight COVID-19. The previous one reinstated an indoor mask mandate in all public facilities, amid a surge of new cases of COVID-19 in the City of Newark and the emergence of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. It also required that patrons be seated at a bar and wear masks unless they are actually eating or drinking.
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