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RELEASE: Candidate Letitia James calls for statewide mandatory vaccine mandate with testing option for all workers.
For Immediate Release
Monday, December 6, 2021


Attorney General Letitia James Statement on New York City
Vaccine Mandate

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement on today’s announcement that New York City will soon require all private sector employees to get vaccinated:

"I support a vaccine mandate with a testing option, but why are we still doing this piecemeal? A mandate alone won’t get us out of crisis, particularly when it's implemented without input from employees and employers. Science tells us we need everyone to wear masks in public settings; accessible at-home testing; and real public health outreach to our communities. This cannot be done municipality by municipality. New York state must finally lead."