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NYC Removes COVID Vaccine Mandate For Private Sector Workers

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There are changes to some of the coronavirus vaccine mandates in New York City.

The coronavirus vaccine mandate for private sector workers has been in place since late December under the former de Blasio Administration but Mayor Eric Adams says the mandate will end November 1st. However, the vaccine requirement for city workers which has lead to numerous firings will remain in place. Mayor Adams was asked why that's not ending.

“We are in a steady phase of pivot and shift. We do things we role things out slowly. Right now that is not on the radar for us.”

Meanwhile, Adams is ending the coronavirus vaccine mandate for students taking part in extracurricular activities.

“Although that removal is no indication that we don’t believe boosters aren’t important.”

The city is launching a public awareness campaign on COVID boosters shots.