NY revokes COVID vaccination order for private employees

New York City will withdraw orders to vaccinate all private company employees against COVID-19 on November 1, but municipal employees will continue to be required to vaccinate, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday, in the most recent sign of the gradual. return to normal in the city.

Adams announced the move at a press conference at City Hall, where he received his updated booster dose and urged the public to follow suit.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I roll up my sleeve, get vaccinated and encourage all New Yorkers to do the same,” said the mayor.

The city banned nearly all private employers in December 2021 from allowing their unvaccinated employees to come to work.

Most Broadway theaters have stopped requiring proof of vaccination, and New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced days ago that masks are no longer required on public transit, including the subway and its stations. .

However, it is still mandatory to obtain the vaccine for municipal employees, such as police officers, firefighters and teachers.

Asked about the discrepancy in conditions for public and private employees, the city councilor for health, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, said: “We are evaluating all of our policies and looking for the best way to get back to normal.”

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