August 18, 2021
NEW YORK STATE ANNOUNCEMENT ON MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS
CWA is aware of the announcement made by the New York State Governor’s office on August 16, 2021 requiring that all health care workers in the state, including staff at all hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities and other congregate care settings, must get at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September 27, 2021.
CWA is expecting that more detailed regulations for implementing the mandate will be provided soon giving everyone involved a more clear understanding of what the requirements will be around the order. We have begun legal research into statute Section 16 on which the order is based.
As soon as we have any additional information we will send out a communication. We know this is a sensitive issue to all involved and we want to make sure we clearly understand the mandate before we give any advice.
Executive Board of CWA 1168