December 7, 2021
“This is how we put health and safety first by ensuring there is a vaccine mandate that reaches everyone universally in the private sector,” de Blasio said. “We’re going to do this so that every employer is on a level playing field, one universal standard.”
“Vaccines work, and vaccine mandates work—particularly when joined with efforts to build vaccine confidence, provide incentives, and improve access, as we have in New York City,” he added. “We’ve seen this with our health care workers, school staff, and public employees. Now it’s time for the private sector to step up and follow suit.”
New York City previously imposed vaccine mandates for city workers, but this would be the first-of-its-kind for private employees.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams said he will “evaluate” the mandate when he gets into office.
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