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New York City Issues Guidance on Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

December 16, 2021

On December 6, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all private employers in New York City, which goes into effect on December 27, 2021.  Yesterday, the City issued additional guidance related to the mandate. 

Under the new guidance, employers may not allow any unvaccinated workers—aside from individuals who have requested reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons by December 27 or fall within another exception, discussed below—to come into their workplace.  For these purposes, a “workplace” is defined broadly as “any location—including a vehicle—where you work in the presence of at least one other person.” 

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