NYC Set To Send Home Unvaxxed Workers Tomorrow

Gothamist reports:

More than 26,000 New York City government employees, including firefighters, police officers, and sanitation workers, flouted the deadline for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to data provided by his office.

The workers had until Friday at 5 p.m. to get the shots and claim a $500 bonus. On Monday, the unvaccinated city workers will be sent home without pay, potentially jeopardizing response times by first responders and interrupting other city services.

The new figures show 89% of city workers have taken at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with 19,000 city workers inoculated since de Blasio announced a vaccine mandate and eliminated the alternative for weekly testing on October 20th.

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