Message from Diocese of Brooklyn Regarding Mayor’s Announcement

We are aware of the Mayor’s vaccine mandates announced Monday, December 6th, please know that we spoke with our City Hall advocate and here is what we know:

  • Starting Dec. 14th, children ages 5-11 must show proof of vaccination to enter indoor dining, entertainment and performance venues and fitness establishments.
  • New Yorkers 12 and older must show proof of two vaccine doses — unless they have received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine — to enter many indoor spaces.
  • Children ages 5-11 who engage in high-risk extracurricular activities such as sports, band, orchestra and dance must be vaccinated and get their initial shot by Dec. 14th.
  • There is no vaccine mandate to attend school at this time.