The new rules that were announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio require all workers in New York City to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
A vaccine mandate for private businesses will take effect on December 27, and it’s motive is to prevent a increase in COVID-19 infections during the holiday season. Democratic Mayor said.
According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City has decided to take preemptive measures to stop COVID from spreading and the danger it poses to everyone. The vaccine mandate will take effect on Dec. 27 for all private-sector employers in New York City.”
Hospital and nursing home workers, city employees including teachers police officers and firefighters already have a vaccination requirement. A new mandate was announced last week for private/religious school staff members to get vaccinated as well.
The news that the city is moving to impose a mandate on private sector businesses even as federal courts have temporarily blocked an attempt by President Joe Biden stunned Wall Street this morning.
According to Mayor de Blasio, he expects the new mandate will not be challenged in court.
In addition, the existing COVID-19 rules in New York City require at least one vaccine shot for attendees of indoor events such as restaurants, entertainment venues and fitness centers. Two shots will be required for adults over the age of 12 to dine, watch entertainment, or work out indoors. The current mandate only covers children ages 5 to 11. De Blasio says he will require children aged 5 to 11 to receive one shot.