Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Will be Lifted for Private Sector EmployeesSeptember 20, 2022
Today, at a press conference, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, announced that effective Tuesday, November 1st, the Covid-19 vaccine mandate will be lifted for private sector employees. Employers will now have the flexibility to implement their own policies around COVID-19 vaccination. Mayor Adams advised private employers to continue to encourage their employees to get vaccinated and boosted. The vaccine mandate will be immediately lifted for New York City school students participating in sports and extracurricular activities but will remain intact for New York City municipal employees.
Mayor Adams also announced that a citywide campaign will begin next week across television, radio and digital ad platforms, to encourage New Yorkers to get the COVID-19 bivalent booster shot this fall.
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