ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — By labor day, all 130,000 New York State employees must show proof they’re fully vaccinated.
Anyone who’s not will need a weekly COVID-19 test. State healthcare workers who interact with patients don’t have a choice, as they will be required to get the shot.
Although the announcement does not directly impact school employees, districts are still encouraging everyone to get the vaccine. A representative of the state’s largest teachers union supports this effort.
Not everyone is happy with Governor Cuomo’s announcement. In a statement, State Senator George Borello called the move a “brazen ultimatum”, and hopes the unions representing state workers will stand up against the requirement.