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NYC Lifts Vaccine Mandate For Private Sector But Not For Public Workers

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  • Mayor Eric Adams said the city also will end its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for student athletes, effective immediately.
  • New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public workers will remain in effect.
  • The Police Benevolent Association, a police union, argues Adams’ decision to rollback private-sector vaccine mandate yet keep public-sector one  bolsters his members’ legal challenges.
  • “Now that the city has abandoned any pretense of a public health justification for vaccine mandates, we expect it to settle our pending lawsuits and reinstate with back pay our members who unjustly lost their jobs,” an association leader said.

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