All New York City workers, including police, fire and education workers, will need to be vaccinated by mid-September or undergo a weekly test, the mayor of the city said. city.
The term deadline will be September 13, the fall start date, and next week healthcare will become the first sector to be subject to the requirement, Bill de Blasio said at a conference. press Monday.
The mayor also urged private entities to consider setting similar vaccine mandates for their workplaces.
De Blasio said last week that public health officials would be required to get vaccinated or be tested for Covid-19 every week, but did not announce anything for other city workers.
That left New York City timid of the efforts in San Francisco, which earlier this month became one of the first major cities in the United States to mandate vaccinations for its public employees.
New York City’s new mandate will apply to employees in operations such as police, fire departments and schools, as well as workers in offices as well as in the field.
Those who do not get vaccinated will need to take a weekly test for Covid-19, and those who are not vaccinated will need to wear a mask in indoor public places. “September is when the rubber hits the road,” de Blasio said.
The mayor said private entities might consider mandating vaccinations on their employees. Officials from three San Francisco Bay Area officials last week urged employers in those areas to institute vaccination warrants, although the demand was not binding.
The historic city of Savannah, Georgia has reinstated its mask tenure, due to the “sharp” increase in daily Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city and state of Georgia.
A reinstated mask warrant went into effect Monday in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the U.S. hotspots for the Delta variant of Covid-19.
Los Angeles County brought back its order for masks earlier this month, while a group representing 300 bars in San Francisco introduced a “no vaccine, no entry” policy – unless customers be able to produce a negative Covid-19 test carried out within the previous 72 hours.