New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports:
New York City will require all municipal employees to get vaccinated, eliminating the testing option for unvaccinated members of the city workforce. Workers must get their first shot by October 29, under an order expected to be announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio later today.
Employees who do not get vaccinated will be placed on unpaid leave, and their future employment will be resolved in ensuing negotiations with individual labor unions.
About 71% of employees have at least one shot, with the number shooting up to 94% in the 11 city run hospitals, and 96% in schools, where vaccinations are mandatory.
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BREAKING: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday is set to announce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all the city’s municipal workers — a move that is likely to escalate tensions with unions and employees that have been resistant, sources say. https://t.co/kHomdSlNXT
— ABC News (@ABC) October 20, 2021