Statement of Borough President J. Vito Fossella Commending Decision of Mayor Adams to Lift COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for City Employees, Visitors to Public Schools
We commend the decision by Mayor Eric Adams to end the COVID-19 vaccination mandates for current and prospective city employees, including public school teachers and staff. Visitors to schools will also no longer need to show proof of vaccination.
The Mayor absolutely has done the right thing. Putting an end to the city’s vaccine mandates is a position we have held for quite some time. It removes the stigma from individuals who chose not to get the COVID vaccine for personal reasons and were targeted for simply exercising their right to conscience.
This is good news for our schoolteachers, staff, parents and students. It’s good news for city workers, small business owners and the general economic health of our city. We hope that every effort is made to rehire those separated from city service by reason of their vaccination status.
Removing COVID vaccine mandates marks another important milestone in helping New York City rebound from the effects of the pandemic. Let’s get our city back to normal.
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