Mayor Bill de Blasio will require ALL private sector employees to be vaccinated starting in three weeks on December 27th. The Marxist New York City Mayor will also force children age 5 and older to take the vaccine if they want to eat at restaurants or participate in extracurricular activities.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Monday announced a new COVID vaccine mandate for all private companies.
Why it matters: De Blasio, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said the “first-in-the-nation measure” will go into effect starting Dec. 27. It will apply to approximately 184,000 businesses.
There is no weekly testing option.
The city had already imposed a vaccine mandate for city workers.
Details: De Blasio also said children between the ages of 5 and 11 will be required to show proof of vaccination to access indoor dining, as well as fitness and entertainment venues starting Dec. 14. Proof of at least one vaccine dose will be enough to allow kids to participate in those activities.
Kids in this age group will also need to get vaccinated to participate in extracurricular activities, such as sports, band, orchestra and dance.
New Yorkers aged 12 and older must now show they have had two doses of the vaccine, except for those who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.