Rep. Zeldin Statement on New York City’s New Vaccine Requirements | Congressman Lee Zeldin

Rep. Zeldin Statement on New York City’s New Vaccine Requirements

August 4, 2021
Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) issued the following statement in response to New York City’s new requirements for proof of vaccination for certain indoor activities, including eating at restaurants and exercising at gyms:

“This over the top, ‘government knows best’, authoritarian mandate is wrong and must be immediately stopped in its tracks.

“New York imposed some of the strictest economic regulations in the nation throughout the pandemic. Now, as these struggling businesses are desperately trying to get back on their feet, Democrat politicians like Bill de Blasio are telling them they have to turn down customers.

“This policy will create practical and legal challenges that could lead to chaos in the government’s efforts to enforce this mandate. The decision of whether or not to get the vaccine should remain an individual choice without the excessive penalties de Blasio is seeking.”