Posted inReligion

With Vaccine Exemptions Under Review, Thousands of City Workers Could Still Lose Jobs

Up to 4,800 city workers who have filed for religious and medical vaccine exemptions could be out of a job soon if their applications are denied in the coming weeks.  Human resource staffers at individual agencies are methodically going through each of the applications to determine if they are legitimate, according to city officials. The […]

Posted inHow to New York

Hochul Drops Mask-or-Vax Mandate. What Does That Mean for New Yorkers?

New York state will no longer require proof of vaccination or mask wearing at indoor businesses and venues, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday, easing some pandemic restrictions as COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to plunge.  Citing a 94% statewide drop in positive COVID cases from December and a 63% drop in hospitalizations from last month, […]

Posted inCovid-19

More COVID Testing Needed for New York’s Youngest Kids, Parents Plead

Elected officials slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday for closing 20 city-run COVID testing sites before the Omicron surge and called on him to quickly up testing capacity — especially for New Yorkers under 4. “Toddlers are one of our most vulnerable at-risk populations because they’re not vaccinated,” said Councilmember-elect Shekar Krishnan of Queens, the […]