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Executive Order 76

August 17, 2021

Mandatory Vaccination Requirement for New Hires

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WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic poses a danger to the health and safety of the City of New York and its residents;

WHEREAS, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) reports that new variants of COVID-19, identified as “variants of concern,” have emerged in the United States, and some of these new variants which currently account for the majority of COVID-19 cases sequenced in New York City, are more transmissible;

WHEREAS, the CDC has stated that vaccination is an effective tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and benefits both vaccine recipients and those they come into contact with, including persons who for reasons of age, health, or other conditions cannot themselves be vaccinated; and

WHEREAS, an individual is considered fully vaccinated two or more weeks following receipt of a second dose in a 2-dose series of a COVID- 19 vaccine, or 2 or more weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine;

NOW, THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as the Mayor of the City of New York, it is hereby ordered:
Section 1.  Section 3 of Executive Order No. 75 is amended to read as follows: Any person to whom this Order applies, who begins their employment after providing proof of having received only one dose in a 2-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine, will also be required to provide their City agency with proof of receipt of a second dose within 45 days of the first dose. Failure to do so will result in termination. 

§ 2.  This Order is deemed to have been in effect on August 2, 2021.

Bill de Blasio,