NYC to Require Vaccines or Weekly Testing for City Workers

“This is about our recovery. This is about what we need to do to bring back New York City," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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A health care worker inoculates Evelyn Pereira, right, of Brooklyn, with the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as her daughter Soile Reyes, 12, looks on, Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The museum moved their vaccination site from the Hall of Ocean Life where the famous 94-foot-long model of a blue whale is hanging from the ceiling to a smaller adjacent gallery. New York City is closing the big vaccination sites to focus on areas with low vaccination rates. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. The rule is expected to affect about 340,000 city employees, making the city one of the largest employers in the U.S. to take such action. While it isn’t a vaccine mandate — no workers will be forced…

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