Mayor de Blasio imposes COVID-19 vaccine mandate on NYC private sector workers
During an appearance on MSNBC Friday morning, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is“ absolutely” thinking about“ different options” when asked if he’ s mulling a gubernatorial bid. - Susan Watts/TNS

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that New York City will impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all private employers. The mayor said that just about everyone working in the Big Apple will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 27. “We in New York City have decided to use a pre-emptive strike, to do something really bold to stop the further growth of COVID,” de Blasio said on MSNBC on Monday morning. De Blasio said city officials would lay out the details of the mandate and other new measures later in the day. “We are focused on maximizing vaccination quickly, so...