NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is extending his order requiring COVID-19 vaccines to include teachers and staff at private and religious schools. De Blasio said Thursday that employees at nonpublic schools will be required to show they’ve received at least one dose of a vaccine by Dec. 20. The order will apply to about 56,000 employees at 938 schools in New York City. Rabbi David Zwiebel, the chairman of the Committee of NYC Religious and Independent School Officials, said in a letter to the mayor Thursday that the committee “firmly opposes” the mandate and urged him to reconsider.
Photo: Mayor de Blasio visits with students and teachers at the Joan Snow Pre-K Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office