By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – As of Tuesday, 848 Boston employees are not in compliance with the city’s vaccine mandate, which Acting Mayor Kim Janney announced in August.

Enforcement for Phase 1 employees – those who work with the elderly and children – began Oct. 12, and 642 employees have not complied with the mandate. This is down from more than 800 employees who were placed on leave earlier in October.

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Enforcement of Phase 2 employees began Tuesday, and 206 are out of compliance.

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The mandate states that to be in compliance employees must either be fully vaccinated or show proof of a weekly, negative COVID-19 test. Employees who do comply with the mandate are placed on unpaid leave.

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There are approximately 18,000 people who work for the city of Boston. Staff