On July 26th, Mayor de Blasio announced that the City is requiring all City and contracted employees to show proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 tests. This is referred to as the “COVID-Safe Requirement.”
Under the COVID-Safe Requirement, employees must either:
- provide one-time verification that they are fully vaccinated OR
- provide a weekly record of a negative PCR test as evidence that they are in compliance with the mandate.
Any employees who have not provided proof of full vaccination must wear a face covering, regardless of test compliance, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation. Any employees interacting with the public must also wear face coverings. For employees working in residential and congregate settings, additional details can be found in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Commissioner’s Order requiring COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing for Staff in Residential and Congregate Settings.