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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested weekly starting Labor Day.
Employee-only vaccination sites that previously closed as usage dropped will be reopened, while those that remained open will continue to operate.
Nine new vaccination sites will open in locations with a high concentration of state employees.
"Everybody is talking about mask policies right now, but I don't believe a mask policy is going to be enough — we need to talk about a vaccination policy," Cuomo said in a news release. "We've taken the first step by mandating that all state employees get the vaccine or get tested weekly, and we're expanding on that by requiring all MTA and port authority workers to do so as well."