NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers
By KAREN MATTHEWS and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require all municipal workers to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing.
The move announced Monday by Mayor Bill de Blasio follows last week's announcement mandating vaccinations or weekly testing for public health care workers as the city battles a rise in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly contagious delta variant.
The number of vaccine doses being given out daily in the city has dropped to less than 18,000, down from a peak of more than 100,000 in early April.
About 65% of adults in the city are fully vaccinated.