Several New Covid-19 Vaccine and Mask Mandates for NYC Employers, Schools, Public Spaces and MoreOn December 14, 2021 by Schnader in Labor and Employment
Lisa M. Brauner and Samantha Banks published a client alert, “Several New Covid-19 Vaccine and Mask Mandates for NYC Employers, Schools, Public Spaces and More.”
During the pandemic, employers in New York City have faced numerous government mandates. As the beginning of the pandemic’s third year approaches, the City continues to issue new mandates for employers. The most recent City and/or state government orders involve vaccine mandates for workplaces and public spaces, as well as mask mandates, paid leave for vaccine inoculations, and other important issues.
On Monday, December 7, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a New York City Department of Health mandate that all New York City (NYC) employees working in person for private sector employers (nonprofit and for-profit) will need to receive at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by December 27, 2021, just 4 days before the Mayor leaves office. This is the most expansive vaccine mandate in the United States, as it applies to all NYC private sector employers regardless of their size and does not offer employees an option for Covid testing.
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