NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s vaccination mandate for school staff survived a court challenge. Meahwhile, hospitals across the state are reporting few disruptions to their services due to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers. U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil in Manhattan rejected a request to temporarily block the vaccine mandate that New York City began enforcing on Monday for Department of Education employees. She said a lawsuit filed on behalf of several teachers and other school employees did not meet requirements of irreparable harm, likelihood of success or public interest.
Photo: FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2021, file photo, a notice explaining that proof of vaccination is required to dine inside is seen at a restaurant in midtown Manhattan in New York. . (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)