He said it will take effect on Dec. 27.
“We in New York City have decided to use a preemptive strike, to really do something bold to stop the further growth of COVID and the dangers it’s causing to all of us,” de Blasio said in an interview with MSNBC. “So as of today, we’re going to announce a first-in-the-nation measure. Our health commissioner will announce a vaccine mandate for private sector employers across the board.”
New York City previously imposed vaccine mandates for city workers, but this would be the first-of-its-kind for private employees.
The city will also extend the indoor dining vaccine mandate to include children ages 5 to 11, and the mandate will require two doses, rather than one.
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