De Blasio Considers Vax Mandate For Indoor Dining

The New York Times reports:

New York City’s mayor warned on Friday that coronavirus vaccine mandates — including one for indoor dining — might be needed to encourage more residents to get inoculated to help combat the spread of the Delta variant. As the variant fuels outbreaks among the unvaccinated across the United States, local governments and private organizations are grappling with whether to put such mandates in place.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he wanted to consider requiring vaccination for people to participate in some indoor activities, like dining in restaurants, and mandating that more city employees get vaccinated or regularly tested. He also encouraged private employers to require their workers to get vaccinated. It was not immediately clear if Mr. de Blasio has the authority to enact broader restrictions for the general public.

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