VAX 5th AVENUE: De Blasio Extends Vax Mandate to All Public Workers, No Testing Option
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio moved Wednesday to require all public employees receive the COVID vaccination; saying unvaxxed workers will be placed on “unpaid leave.”
“It’s a mandate now for all city agencies. All city workers. It’s time for everyone to get vaccinated. Our public employees are going to take us out of the COVID era,” said de Blasio.
“Our test option hasn’t gotten us where we need to go. Vaccinate. If you choose not to, you have the right to go on unpaid leave… We’re not going to pay people unless they’re vaccinated,” he added.
Watch De Blasio’s comments above.