New NYC Mandate – All Employees Working In Private Companies Must Be Vaccinated 

As the pandemic continues, look out for new mandates in your area.

In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced what he’s referring to as a “first-in-the-nation vaccine mandate” for private companies. He made the announcement today (December 6). 

With the new Omicron variant and people planning on gathering for the holidays, the mayor said he was “forced” to take a bold step, MSNBC reports. Businesses have three weeks to ensure all employees are vaccinated. Mayor de Blasio told the news outlet, 

“We in New York City have decided to use a preemptive strike to really do something bold to stop a further growth of COVID and the dangers it’s causing to all of us.”

In addition, he also said, starting December 14, 5-11-year-old students must show proof of one vaccine dose to participate in high-risk extracurriculars, including sports, band, and dance.