NYC Public Advocate's Statement On New Vaccine Requirement For City Workers

October 20th, 2021

Press Release

"The administration has often lacked clarity, consistency, or courage in implementing the necessary policies to keep New Yorkers safe amid the ongoing pandemic; but the requirements announced today for all municipal employees are a welcome, crucial step. We each owe it to one another to get vaccinated and protect ourselves and our neighbors, and the city owes it to New Yorkers to do all in its power to increase vaccination rates.

"When the Mayor took too long to close down offices last year, or forced them to fully open too quickly and abruptly this month, I opposed orders that made our team less safe and set a bad model for the city. But I look forward to implementing this vaccine requirement and protecting everyone in our office as we look to return in person, safely."

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