Unvaccinated people are to be segregated from those who have received the COVID-19 jab at New York Yankees & Mets games, it has been revealed.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the news in a tweet, adding that capacities will be reduced to 33% in unvaccinated areas “to comply with CDC social distancing rules.”
All fans will be forced to wear face masks, despite CDC guidelines stating that those who have received the vaccine should no longer have to wear masks outside.
Cuomo provided no details on how fans would prove they have been vaccinated before attending the game.
This represents the beginning of a de facto domestic vaccine passport for Americans.
While unvaccinated fans will be allowed to attend games, albeit in a segregated area, there’s no guarantee they won’t be prevented from entering stadiums in the near future when the vaccine has been offered to everybody.
The segregation policy is also being implemented by other countries, including Hong Kong, where unvaccinated people are seated in different areas of restaurants and restricted to a total of 4 people per table.
Respondents to Cuomo’s announcement expressed a mixture of sentiments, with some saying unvaccinated people should be barred altogether, while others complaining that they won’t be able to bring their unvaccinated kids to the game.
Others pointed out that the policy is straight up segregation and will only end in disaster.
So I, a vaccinated adult with an unvaccinated (ineligible) 4 year old who begs me to go to a ballgame have to sit In the unvaccinated section?
— PeterE (@p3temangus) May 5, 2021
Unvaccinated should have nose bleeder seats. Who is going to enforce the mask rules? Will there be cops removing the offenders? Again it's all a bad idea. You need to understand it's not going to turn out well. So easy to jump-start a new variant to covid and kill more people.
— Gisele Thompson-Fry (@Gizzyart) May 5, 2021
Sounds like past Jim Crow laws in the south between vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Pretty soon we’re going to have vaccinated and unvaccinated bathrooms, parks, transportation, social events, etc.
— Ted Lilly (@Tedlilly18) May 5, 2021
if we are vaccinated, we don't need to be wearing a damn mask!
— Joe Casella (@JoeCasella70) May 5, 2021
this tweet makes as much sense as sticking covid patients in nursing homes
— MakePhinsGreatAgain #TuaGangGang (@Mikeps69_NFL) May 5, 2021