With more than half of the NYPD unvaccinated against COVID-19, the department has issued an ultimatum: mask up, get the vaccine or face disciplinary action.
In a statement last week, the NYPD said cops who want to remove their masks at work must provide proof they’ve gotten the COVID inoculation to the department’s medical division — citing an executive order by Mayor de Blasio requiring contractors working for the city to do so.
“Members who do not have official proof of COVID-19 vaccination on file with the Medical Division must wear a face covering at all times while working, whether indoors or outside, including while driving in Department vehicles,” the mandated stated.
Vaccine or not, cops must still wear masks in elevators or when they’re interacting with the public. And they have to mask up whenever they’re present in a school, pre-K to 12th grade, in the city transit system or in a homeless shelter, correctional facility, nursing home or health care setting, the order said.
Officers can remove their masks to eat and drink, and adjust them because of the temperature or to correct a breathing condition.
The statement said it’s up to NYPD supervisors, from sergeants up, to enforce the policy, warning “appropriate disciplinary actions” will be taken against cops who flout the rules.
Just 47% of NYPD employees are vaccinated, according to police officials. So far, 59 members of the department have died of COVID, including school crossing guard Pauline Soto, who died Monday, and Det. Shantay Neal-Baker, who passed away Saturday.
The city’s major police unions have not yet commented on the new mandate.
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When the police are employed in a city run by Democrats, they face disciplinary action every day, as the Democrats allow the police to be assaulted by criminals and the criminals face no consequences!
I’d love to see this CAUSE ANOTHER mass exodus of cops!
A day in the life of a police officer:
They are subject to pot shots, cheap shots, gunshots, COVID shots—with Liberal defunding and reform policies, their careers are being shot—so they stop by the bar on the way home and get a round of shots to ease the stress and pain.
ITS no bloody wonder, there’s SO MANY suicides amongst the cops then..
It is time for all NYPD to walk off the job! There are other places that you can get a job.
I agree !! Time for police to quit new york. Let the criminals have it. But tell the democrats you must stay.
AND that especially goes, for the ENTIRE SECURITY DETAIL for Deblasio, and the new governor…
We are seeing in real time how a Dem Party tyrannical govt achieves & will maintain absolute power via force if we citizens do nothing to resist them.
They flagrantly corrupt elections to assume majority govt power.
They declare racism, white supremacy, climate change & a virus that is now like the flu to be never ending public health & safety emergencies by which they will gain total control via punitive govt dictates & eliminating constitutional rights affecting only those who pose a threat to their tyranny, the working class populace,
Submission to Dem Party is now required for working class US citizens to operate businesses, have a job, send their kids to school, freely communicate / speak via social or any media, have reliable affordable energy or even to vote.
Illegal & non citizen foreign aliens, homeless, criminals & of course the ultra rich Corp & politically powerful can do as they please as usual.
Defending the police didn’t force “enough” good cops into early retirement. Widespread disrespect didn’t totally destroy the police.
So now, the plan is to submit police to insane new rules and thus make working conditions even worse
Dramatic crime increases?
NY stinks from the head down like a dead fish left out in the sun.
With how many cops, seem to be participating IN THE leftists push to mandate vaccine passports/masks mandates etc, CAN we really say they have good cops left??