‘We need to seriously consider.’ Mayor urges employers to enforce vaccination policy as variant cases increase

The mayor was on The Brian Lehrer Show Friday morning, when he was asked if he’s considering adopting France’s policy of requiring proof of vaccination before entering a restaurant or public space.

News 12 Staff

Jul 24, 2021, 2:30 AM

Updated 1,055 days ago

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With coronavirus numbers steadily increasing, Mayor Bill de Blasio says he hasn’t ruled out mandating vaccines for going into restaurants and other public indoor spaces. 
The mayor was on The Brian Lehrer Show Friday morning, when he was asked if he’s considering adopting France’s policy of requiring proof of vaccination before entering a restaurant or public space. 
“That’s the direction that we need to seriously consider. I think there’s a lot to be said for that,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. 
Some restaurant owners tell News 12 they simply won’t follow the mandate if it does happen.
The mayor is also urging private employers to urge their employees to get vaccinated. He is calling on them to immediately move towards some type of mandate. 


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