New York Mayor to Issue Private Employer Vaccination Mandate

New York Mayor to Issue Private Employer Vaccination Mandate New York Mayor to Issue Private Employer Vaccination Mandate

Monday, 06 December 2021 08:42 AM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday he plans to issue a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector employers that will go into effect on Dec. 27, calling it a "pre-emptive strike" in an interview with MSNBC.

De Blasio announced the first-in-the-nation mandate in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

The vaccine mandate is set to go into effect on Dec. 27, according to the mayor’s office.

The city is also expanding its "Key to NYC" vaccine mandate for city businesses, indoor dining, gyms, theaters and more to include children ages 5 to 11.

The mayor’s office said approximately 20 percent of those kids have gotten at least one shot of the vaccine. The "Key to NYC" is also expanding to require a second vaccine dose by Dec. 27, de Blasio said.