The New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York City are back, but revelers wanting to watch the ball drop as the clock strikes midnight will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The party is ON! 🎉 Times Square New Year's Eve 2022 will welcome a full house of revelers to celebrate the #BallDrop in person! This beloved NYC holiday celebration is open to all with proof of full vaccination & valid photo ID. Check out details: https://t.co/oqoNxpjaaV pic.twitter.com/MMRkI4lswy
— Times Square (@TimesSquareNYC) November 16, 2021
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference the celebrations will finally return to Times Square “full strength the way we love it,” but all attendees over the age of five will need to show proof of full vaccination. Those with a disability preventing them from receiving the vaccine will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
“We want to welcome those hundreds of thousands of folks…but everyone needs to be vaccinated,” the Mayor said in a statement reported by CNN. “All you need to do is have proof of vaccination and a valid photo ID and you are in.”