New York City to impose vaccine mandate for private-sector workers
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New York during the COVID-19 emergency
John van der Luit-Drummond, Editor

New York City is to introduce a new vaccine mandate for all private sector employers in a bid to fight the newly arrived omicron variant and an expected surge of covid infections this winter.

The “first-in-the-nation” mandate, which will take effect on 27 December, will apply to private-sector employees who are in a workplace with other co-workers in roughly 184,000 businesses, Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference.

The mandate will also apply to customers at indoor dining, fitness, entertainment, and performance venues across the city.


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