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More Important Vaccine Information

Oct 5, 2021
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As the weather continues to get colder, people will be moving indoors for their activities. As a reminder, the Key to NYC program is in effect, which requires patrons to provide proof of vaccination at indoor dining, indoor fitness, and indoor entertainment businesses. Staff at these locations must be vaccinated as well. If you own a business that's affected by this mandate, please review the requirements and make sure you are in compliance to protect your employees and patrons and to avoid fines. 

Additionally, the vaccine mandate for public school teachers and staff went into effect on Monday, October 4. Those unwilling to comply are not allowed to work and are put on unpaid leave by the City.

The MTA will require new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Sunday, November 14. And beginning Monday, October 4, the MTA will require current unvaccinated employees to be tested weekly. Learn more here.

Under a Memorandum of Agreement between Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc. (RAB), employer-members of the RAB may require that their building service employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read the Memorandum of Agreement here for more information. 

Now is the time to get vaccinated, especially as more and more people return to their offices and resume indoor activities. Click here to find a vaccination site near youVaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago and are: 65 years and older or who are age 18+ and live in a long-term care setting, have underlying medical conditions, work in high-risk settings, or live in high-risk settings. For the latest on vaccines in the City, click here. Get vaccinated today!

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