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11 Feb 2022
New York City set to Fire 3,000 Unvaccinated Municipal Workers
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The New York Times reported on Thursday that the New York City plans to fire roughly 3,000 municipal workers by the end of this week for failing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The move comes even as the state of New York prepares to join other U.S. states and cities in lifting many COVID-19 restrictions amid a sharp decline in infections linked to the Omicron variant.
Currently, the municipal employees have been given until Friday to comply, the Times reported, and some 3,000 who so far have not submitted proof of vaccination face termination on that day if they still have not.
"We have to be very clear — people must be vaccinated if they are New York City employees," Adams, a Democrat who took office in January, said at a news conference on Thursday, according to the Times.
Municipal workers staged a protest against the vaccine mandate earlier this week.