A central New York village is requiring its workers to be absolutely vaccinated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The village of Skaneateles in Onondaga County issued the vaccine mandate on Tuesday. Workers have to be absolutely vaccinated by Nov. 5.
Skaneateles Mayor Mary Sennett advised The Citizen that the village board of trustees felt the requirement was necessary.
“Well being and security for our group is all the time foremost,” she stated. “That is actually a well being and security subject.”
The village has beneath 15 full-time workers. There may be additionally an unknown variety of part-time workers who might be coated by the requirement.
In response to the coverage, an worker is taken into account absolutely vaccinated once they have obtained each doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and have waited not less than two weeks for the vaccination to turn into absolutely efficient.
Vaccine mandates have gotten extra widespread because the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. President Joe Biden is requiring staff at companies with 100 or extra workers to both get vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. In New York, there have been state-level vaccine mandates. Earlier than leaving workplace, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a directive requiring all well being care staff to get vaccinated.