New Rochelle will require municipal employees to be vaccinated or to undergo weekly COVID tests, starting September 8th. Consistent with parallel actions among other public and private institutions, this measure will help ensure a safe work environment, while also nudging our city closer to herd immunity. I encourage employers throughout New Rochelle to adopt similar measures.
Hundreds of millions of vaccinated Americans now enjoy health and peace of mind. By contrast, unvaccinated Americans account for the overwhelming majority of those still — tragically — succumbing to COVID. Widespread vaccination is the only means of bringing this public health emergency to a conclusive end.