NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

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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.

About 65% of adults in the city are fully vaccinated, but new vaccinations have plunged since a peak in early April.

Some of the unions representing city workers are balking at the new policy.

They say the city can’t impose the requirement without negotiations.

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