New York City's COVID-19 vaccine mandate temporarily blocked by NYS Supreme Court judge
NEW YORK (WABC) -- A New York State Supreme Court judge temporarily blocked New York City's vaccine mandate, but both sides are claiming victory after the ruling.
It came on the same day a federal judge upstate temporarily halted a vaccine mandate that applied to healthcare workers who sued over the right to a religious exemption.
The city's mandate is now on hold until the two sides can go to court on September 22, five days before the mandate is slated to take effect.
"While we do believe our members should get the vaccine, we do not believe it should be a condition of employment," said Henry Garrio, who heads the city's largest municipal union, AFSCME District Council 37. "Clearly, the courts agree. The fight is not over, but we …
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