Those details will be announced in the coming days after ongoing negotiations with unions representing city employees have been finalized. The mayor’s announcement came hours after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the first to move past the agency’s emergency-use phase.
“We absolutely have to have a vaccine mandate. It’s for the safety of all involved, particularly members of the public who are interacting with city employees on a daily basis. It’s important for colleagues to also feel like they have a workplace that is safe,” the mayor said.
“City employees are absolutely gonna be required to be vaccinated. We’re working through those discussions, which have been ongoing now for a couple of weeks with our colleagues in organized labor that represent city employees.”