New York City has now announced an unprecedented new vaccine mandate for private employers throughout the city.
As CBS New York reports:
He said it will take effect on Dec. 27.
“We in New York City have decided to use a preemptive strike, to really do something bold to stop the further growth of COVID and the dangers it’s causing to all of us,” de Blasio said in an interview with MSNBC. “So as of today, we’re going to announce a first-in-the-nation measure. Our health commissioner will announce a vaccine mandate for private sector employers across the board.”
The mandate will not only target adult employees of private businesses but, starting on December 14th, also children between the ages of 5 and 11 years of age seeking to enter restaurants and theatres:
BREAKING: NYC is strengthening vax screening at indoor public establishments like restaurants & theaters.
* Will include 5-11 yr olds (as of 12/14)
* Will require a 2nd shot, not just single shot (as of 12/27)
These are much needed measures in the face of our delta/omicron wave.
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) December 6, 2021