NYC unvaccinated workers to get weekly COVID tests


New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio is expected to announce new policies that will require all unvaccinated employees of city-run healthcare sites to get weekly COVID-19 tests in an effort to stem the most recent rise in cases.

The new policy, expected to be announced on Wednesday, would go into effect in August and will not mandate vaccinations.

The requirement to get tested weekly will cover nearly 40% of the 30,000 workers of New York City Health + Hospitals system who have yet to be vaccinated, according to a spokesperson for the heath system.

The policy comes as cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 are spreading throughout the city, making up 41% of tested cases over the past four weeks, according to the New York City Health Department.



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