“Today…we make history in New York City. We lead the nation with the strongest vaccine mandate anywhere —- private sector vaccine mandate — reaching hundreds of thousands of businesses,” mentioned Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday.
The mandate, which takes impact as we speak, applies to all “workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business,” together with contractors. Individual companies should confirm and hold information of employees’ vaccination standing.
“Businesses may not allow any unvaccinated workers to come to their workplace,” reads the abstract of the order on town’s website online.
Those working on-site “must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Workers will then have 45 days to show proof of their second dose (for Pfizer or Moderna vaccines).” The mandate consists of companies that function out of vehicles, reminiscent of experience share companies and taxis.
De Blasio additionally reminded residents, “We’re now going to a two dose requirement as of today for everyone 12 years old and up” at film theaters, sports activities arenas, live performance venues, gyms and eating places. There is a one dose requirement for teenagers 5-12.
The definition of employee doesn’t embrace some performers, reminiscent of “non-City residents who are performing artists, college or professional athletes, or individuals accompanying such performing artists or college or professional athletes.”
While Omicron has pushed every day new circumstances in town to document counts of late. According to CNN, the surge has additionally created a close to fivefold improve in pediatric hospitalizations related to Covid.