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NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, and NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Dr. Mitchell Katz today announced the Health Worker COVID-Safe Requirement.
Beginning August 2, the City will require NYC Health + Hospitals employees and employees working in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene clinical settings to provide either a one-time verification of immunization or weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
“Vaccination is the key to beating COVID-19 and bringing our city back strong,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The Health Worker COVID-Safe Requirement will ensure our hospitals and clinical settings are safe from COVID-19 and able to continue to serve all New Yorkers.”
“The path to New York City’s recovery runs through vaccination,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi. “If you’re vaccinated, virtually every activity is safer and it continues to be the single most important precaution we can take to safely interact with the public and our colleagues.”