- Mayor de Blasio threatened to withhold the paychecks of unvaccinated NYPD officers who refuse weekly COVID-19 testing.
- The NYPD’s largest police union is against the testing mandate because officers will not be compensated for the time spent getting them done.
- 53% of NYPD employees have received one dose of the vaccine, according to data from the Gothamist.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to withhold the paychecks of New York Police Department officers and other city workers who aren’t vaccinated for COVID-19 and refuse weekly testing.
Under a mandate enacted by de Blasio, all city workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested for the disease weekly. The mandate goes into full effect on Monday, impacting about 340,000 city workers across various sectors.
“If someone, again, does not follow that mandate, that’s true, eventually, they’re not going to be paid, obviously,” de Blasio said in a press conference on Thursday.