Even in New York—the long-heralded champion of pandemic resilience— the requirement for vaccine proof has not caught on even remotely to the degree that the release of a purpose-built app would suggest it would; at least, not yet. Morrison told VICE, that bars requiring proof of vaccination to enter and/or not wear a mask indoors are going above and beyond the state guidelines. The Exley is among the many city bars that rely on the honor system, because that’s what most bars are doing. The New York state health department declined to comment on the rules around self-verification, or whether it would change its policies about vaccine proof in private businesses. Turning away customers for vaccine status, Morrison said, doesn’t make sense to him from a community or science perspective.