Former New York City employees who were fired for not complying with the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate now have the chance to get their old jobs back, as long as they decide to get fully vaccinated soon.
The New York Post reported that the Adams administration on Friday sent a letter to unvaccinated former city employees informing them of the opportunity to return to their old jobs if they get fully vaccinated. The former employees have until June 30 to receive their first vaccine dose, and they must schedule the second dose by Aug. 15th.
All city employees who were fired over the vaccine mandate were supposed to be sent the letter, other than former Department of Education employees who will receive the letter later in the summer.
In February, New York City fired 1,430 workers who didn’t comply with the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Of the 1,430 workers fired, about 64% worked for the Department of Education, the Associated Press reported .