New York Metropolis is making a push to give metropolis staff fired earlier this 12 months for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine an opportunity to get their outdated jobs again — in the event that they get totally vaccinated.
In February, Mayor Eric Adams fired greater than 1,400 staff who failed to adjust to the vaccine mandate put in place by his predecessor, Invoice de Blasio.
Simply in need of 600 unvaccinated non-Division of Schooling staff are receiving a letter with particulars, and DOE workers are anticipated to obtain a letter later in the summertime, a metropolis spokesperson stated, including that 97% of staff are vaccinated and that the objective has all the time been “vaccination rather than termination.”
The event was first reported by the New York Publish.
It wasn’t clear what number of staff could be affected and a timeline for returning to work was not disclosed.
The mandate required vaccinations as a office security rule. In March, Adams was the goal of criticism for exempting athletes and performers not primarily based in New York Metropolis from town’s vaccine mandate, whereas conserving the rule in place for personal and public staff.