Oct. 20, 2021 By Allie Griffin
All city workers must get vaccinated for COVID-19 or face unpaid leave under a new mandate Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
The mandate requires city employees — including police officers, firefighters and sanitation workers — to get at least one dose by 5 p.m. on Oct. 29. It heightens a previous measure in which city workers were required to show proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing.
“It’s a mandate now for all city agencies — all city workers,” de Blasio said on MSNBC Wednesday morning. “It’s time for everyone to get vaccinated. Our public employees are going to lead us out of the COVID era.”