New York (AP) — New York City employers must require workers to be vaccinated with COVID-19 under the new rules announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday.
Vaccine mandates for private companies will come into effect on December 27, with the aim of preventing a surge in COVID-19 infection during the holiday season and cold weather. The Democratic mayor describes MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“We in New York City decided to use preemptive strikes to do something really bold to stop the further growth of COVID and the danger it poses to all of us,” De Blasio said. Told. “All private sector employers in New York City will be subject to this vaccine obligation from December 27th.”
City officials such as hospital and nursing home workers, teachers, police officers and firefighters already need vaccinations.Vaccination obligations for private and religious school employees Announced last week..
The city was moving to impose mandates on private sector projects, even if federal courts did it temporarily. President Joe Biden thwarted attempts to do the same nationwide for large corporations..
De Blasio said he hopes the new mission will survive all legal challenges. A spokesperson for the mayor said private sector missions apply to approximately 184,000 companies.
Current New York City COVID-19 regulations also include at least one vaccination at indoor restaurant dining, recreational facilities, and fitness centres. According to De Blasio, the new obligations for indoor dining, entertainment and gyms require two shots for people over the age of 12. One shot is required for children ages 5-11 who are not subject to current obligations.
De Blasio, who resigned at the end of the month and showed that he could ask the Governor of New York for a Democratic nomination next year, is trying to establish himself as a national leader in the fight against COVID-19.
Long Island Republican Lee Zeldin, who is seeking a Governor’s GOP nomination, called the newly announced vaccine requirements “a mission to curb murder and small businesses.”
“The worst combination of the left-most lame duck politicians, who are anti-business, one-dimensional, unaccountable, unbright, and lasting” I’m always the best “attitude. Mayor Bill de Blasio will be available in the United States, “Zeldin said in a statement.
This story has been modified to reflect that the mandate deadline is December 27th.