The New York Daily News reports:
All New York City municipal workers — including cops, firefighters and teachers — will have to get vaccinated or submit to weekly coronavirus tests under a new mandate that Mayor de Blasio is expected to announce Monday, according to a City Hall spokesman.
The new mandate — which will cover roughly 300,000 city workers — is set to take effect Sept. 13, the first day of the school year, the spokesman said. The mayor’s increasingly aggressive push for more vaccinations comes as the city is seeing a troubling uptick in COVID-19 infections driven by the highly contagious delta variant.
“We have reached the limits of a purely voluntary system,” he said in a Friday appearance on WNYC. “It’s time for more mandates, different kinds, different places.”
The clip below is live.
NEWS: Beginning Monday, New York City employees must wear a mask indoors at all times, or if you would prefer not to, “you have to immediately go get vaccinated,” Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said.
On 8/2, the city will debut an app showing vax/test status.https://t.co/yp22QJ5B6t
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