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Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Will be Lifted for Private Sector Employees

September 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.

If you have questions please feel free to contact Dina L. Vespia at (516) 357-3726 or dvespia@cullenllp.com, Kevin P. McDonough at (516) 357-3787 or kmcdonough@cullenllp.com, James G. Ryan at (516) 357-3750 or jryan@cullenllp.com,  or Jennifer A. McLaughlin at (516) 357-3889 jmclaughlin@cullenllp.com or Phedeline Tanis at (516) 296-9198 ptanis@cullenllp.com.

Please note that this is a general overview of developments in the law and does not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein creates an attorney-client relationship between the sender and recipient.

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