NYC Vaccine mandate goes into effect

Enforcement began Monday for all New York City municipal workers, including the NYPD and FDNY, who are now required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
1:41 | 11/01/21

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City workers are doing the right thing I want to thank everyone about tax I know people are a lot of questions and concerns thank you for getting vaccinated thank you for doing the right thing. Thank you for moving us forward. The mayor this morning thanking those municipal employees who have gotten vaccinated the mandate already in affect employees who filed for an exemption. Are allowed to work while those claims are processed. As many as 111000 claims out of the 22000. City workers who remain unvaccinated. And many of those unvaccinated. Our firefighters. Since then mandate was issued our medical leave. Spiked up. We know that's related to protests against the mandate it's obvious. Generally 200 people. I'm into our medical office every day this past week it's been 700 a day. Most but the majority of them are unvaccinated. That has impacted staffing at fire houses and the union for the firefighters this morning saying the mandate and the process. Are. Flawed our issue is we only got nine days to plywood disbanding the teachers got thirty days corrections has December 1 as there. Big Y. All we're asking for some extra time he wanted to get some time so that they can file there. Religious and medical exemptions as well is there make their retirement decision. Now I around the corner on seventh avenue the fire department union the firefighters' union is setting up an emergency resource center and to help those firefighters. Who are affected Lee walking off the job by not getting that vaccine or losing their job depends on. How you look at it.

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