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Adams Ending NYC’s Covid Shot Mandate for Private Employers

  • City also to drop requirement for after-school activities
  • Changes come ahead of winter when Covid typically surges
Eric Adams 

Eric Adams 

Photographer: Andrew Harnik/AP/Bloomberg 

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New York Mayor Eric Adams said he is ending the city’s Covid-19 vaccine requirement for private-sector workers on Nov. 1, one of the last remaining restrictions of the pandemic.

Adams announced the change on Tuesday as he received his second Covid booster shot at City Hall. He also said the city is dropping a requirement that students who participate in after-school activities be vaccinated. He said city government workers will still need to be immunized against Covid.