NYC's private sector vaccine mandate takes effect as business community fumes

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All workers in New York City were required to show employers they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday amid a continuing outcry from businesses.

Outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is in his last week in office, announced the mandate earlier this month. Unlike President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate on the private sector, which many courts have ruled is likely unconstitutional and which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court early next month, de Blasio's mandate does not give workers the option of weekly testing.

Nearly 185,000 businesses in the city will be required to enforce the mandate, according to de Blasio’s office.

Business groups have blasted the order, saying they were blindsided by it and questioning its legality.
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