Log in
E-mail
Password
Show password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON
News: Latest News
Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors 
All NewsEconomyCurrencies & ForexEconomic EventsCryptocurrenciesCybersecurityPress Releases

Judge temporarily blocks New York City vaccine mandate for public sector

12/08/2021 | 01:21pm EST

NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A New York judge has temporarily blocked New York City from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public-sector workers.

In an order on Tuesday, Justice Frank Nervo of the New York state court in Manhattan said the prohibition will remain in place pending a Dec. 14 hearing to consider a formal restraining order. He has not ruled on the mandate's merits.

Nervo's order came soon after Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City would also require https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/new-york-city-mandates-vaccines-all-private-businesses-omicron-spreads-2021-12-06 private-sector workers to be vaccinated by Dec. 27, a first-in-the-nation https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/807-21/mayor-de-blasio-vaccine-mandate-private-sector-workers-major-expansions-to mandate affecting about 184,000 businesses.

The city had on Oct. 20 announced https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-york-city-require-covid-19-vaccinations-all-public-employees-wsj-2021-10-20 the vaccine mandate for its approximately 160,000 public-sector employees, a group that includes police, firefighters and sanitation workers.

Vaccinations had been mandated in September for city teachers and healthcare workers, and most have been vaccinated.

Danielle Filson, the mayor's press secretary, said on Twitter the public-sector mandate had not been blocked, and that Nervo would not decide until the hearing.

About 94% of the city's 378,000 employees are vaccinated, up from 86% in late October, the mayor's office said on Monday.

"Vaccination is the way out of this pandemic," de Blasio said on Monday. His successor, Eric Adams, takes office in January.

Most courts have rejected legal challenges to various vaccine mandates imposed in New York City and state.

A federal appeals court in New Orleans last month put on hold https://www.reuters.com/world/us/federal-appeals-court-affirms-stay-biden-vaccine-mandate-2021-11-12 President Joe Biden's nationwide vaccine mandate for companies with at least 100 workers.

Biden, de Blasio and Adams are Democrats.

The lead plaintiff in the public-sector mandate case is Anthony Marciano, a police detective on the force for 10 years.

He said he has natural immunity after recovering from COVID-19 and that requiring him to get vaccinated violated his constitutional and civil rights.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)


ę Reuters 2021
Latest news "Economy & Forex"
06:59aUkraine tensions lift dollar, yuan holds firm
RE
06:57aActivist investor provides twist in Unilever soap opera
RE
06:56aStaff at British financial watchdog vote on industrial action
RE
06:55aEx-Pope Benedict acknowledges faulty testimony in German abuse case
RE
06:53aU.S. FDA declines to approve Merck's cough treatment
RE
06:51aJPMorgan mulling stake in Greek firm Viva Wallet -media
RE
06:51aU.S. carriers in South China Sea, Taiwan reports further Chinese incursion
RE
06:48aFACTBOX-FED VOTERS IN 2022 : How they stack up on monetary policy
RE
06:48aBurkina Faso President Kabore detained at military camp - sources
RE
06:48aBurkina Faso President Kabore detained at military camp - sources
RE
Latest news "Economy & Forex"