Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the most aggressive vaccination mandate in the country, requiring private sector workers to get vaccinated by December 27.
“We are going to file a class action suit, we received dozens, dozens of calls yesterday and dozens more today, on behalf of any employee,” said attorney Louis Gelormino. Come on,” said attorney Louis Gelormino. “Anyone who works in New York City has a job in New York City, this can be between 16 and 75 years old, anyone working in New York City that doesn’t want to get vaccinated, we will are filing a class-action lawsuit on their behalf.”
There are questions about how it will be enforced. The NYPD says they won’t be on duty.
For businesses, it’s another layer of red tape. They worry it could lead to more labor shortages.
But the mayor says the mission is really for business.
“They love to see government lead. We’ve done it with our own public employees, our own public schools. We’ve proven it works,” said Mayor de Blasio. speak. “And then what we’ve also heard from business leaders is that whatever you do, don’t let us go back to closing. Don’t leave us behind.”
Of course, many companies have imposed their own vaccine mandates without government intervention.
In fact, there are two important dates in the new measure.
Firstly, December 14, which requires children ages 5 to 11 to present proof of a dose of the vaccine to enter places like restaurants, movie theaters and fitness centers.
Then on December 27, there are more sweeping changes. That’s when everyone 12 years of age or older and all those working in the private sector who are not teleworking will need to show proof of full vaccinations.
That would affect about 184,000 businesses.
The city’s vaccination rate has reached nearly 90%, one of the highest in the country.
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