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NYC Mayor Says No Disruptions as Vaccine Mandate Kicks In (1)

Nov. 1, 2021, 4:29 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the vast majority of municipal employees are complying with the Covid-19 vaccine mandate, resulting in little disruption to services as the requirement kicked in for police, firefighters and sanitation workers.

De Blasio said Monday that about 9,000 employees have been placed on unpaid leave for not receiving the shot while another 12,000 will keep working as requests for exemptions are reviewed. That amounts to a small share of the city’s workforce of nearly 400,000.

Overall, de Blasio said 91% of the city’s employees have been vaccinated. Health-care and school-system workers faced earlier ...