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.READ MORE: Travelers Pack Logan Airport, MassDOT Expecting Busy Day On Roads Following Thanksgiving
Enforcement of Phase 2 employees began Tuesday, and 206 are out of compliance.READ MORE: Boston Hosting Festivities For First Night Of Hanukkah
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.MORE NEWS: Quincy Christmas Parade Returns After Hiatus Due To COVID
There are approximately 18,000 people who work for the city of Boston.