(New York) All 130,000 New York State officials must be vaccinated or tested regularly, while the requirement to receive an anti-COVID-19 injection will be strict for hospital staff who are in contact with patients, Governor Andrew said Cuomo on Wednesday with.
Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 1:55 pm
The announcement comes amid an increase in positive cases due to the delta variant.
“New York State will require all state employees to have a vaccination or regular screening tests. We are working with the state unions to implement this program quickly and fairly. It will go into effect before Labor Day, ”which is on September 6, tweeted Andrew Cuomo, leaning on California, who made the same announcement this week.
During a press conference, the governor added that this vaccination would be mandatory for staff in the state’s hospitals “who are in contact with patients” without having the option of testing. According to government data on July 21, around 74% of hospital employees had already been vaccinated.
Last week, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he would require weekly vaccinations or tests from the city’s 300,000 officials, including police officers, firefighters and teachers.
On Wednesday, he added that starting Friday, the city will offer $ 100 a gift to anyone who wishes to be injected with a dose of vaccine to protect against the coronavirus at a town hall-appointed center, a gift that will add to the range of rewards available in the United States since vaccination was introduced.
According to official figures, 12 million people in New York state have received 4th the national average (69% of adults in the country have received at least one dose).
For New York City alone, the number of infections has increased significantly since the beginning of July, from an average of 200 to 250 cases per day to just under 1,000. But hospital admissions are still very low, around 20 to 30 a day in New York, which was the epicenter of the U.S. pandemic in the spring of 2020.
Seven people died of Covid-19 in New York state on Tuesday.