NY Take Action: Cuomo orders all state employees to get shots or testing
NY Take Action: Despite having no legal authority to do so, Cuomo orders all state employees to get shots or testing
Late Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all New York State employees had to either get Covid shots by Labor Day or submit to repeated testing as a condition of employment, even though Cuomo has no legal authority to require state employees to undergo medical procedures. Cuomo also said all patient-facing healthcare workers employed by state hospitals must get vaccinated. The Governor urged local governments to implement similar policies. No written announcement of the policy has been issued yet by Cuomo's office.