NYC public schools implementing vax/test policy after judge temporarily halts full vaccine mandate

Two weeks into the new school year, New York City public schools are reverting to the city’s old policy requiring workers to either get vaccinated or to undergo COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday – days after a judge temporarily stopped his full vaccine mandate for DOE employees. 

“We expect as early as the end of this week that we will be able to go to the full vaccine mandate,” said de Blasio, who attributed the full mandate for pushing 7,000 DOE employees to get vaccinated last Friday and Saturday. 

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