Bloomberg Law
Feb. 6, 2023, 4:28 PM

NYC’s Adams Says Covid Vaccine to Be Optional for City Workers

Caitlin Fichtel

Covid-19 vaccinations will become optional for current and prospective New York City workers and Department of Education employees, according to an announcement from Mayor Eric Adams.

  • New policy will take effect on Feb. 10 following the expected ratification at the next Board of Health meeting
  • Those who were previously terminated for failing to submit proof of vaccination will be able to apply for positions with their former agencies
  • Visitors to Department of Education school buildings will no longer need to provide proof of at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine
  • Adams added that more than 96% of city workers ...