ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York has delayed its requirement that state employees get vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo weekly tests by more than a month to Oct. 12, the same day telecommuting workers are now scheduled to return to their offices.
State workers had been scheduled to return to offices this past Tuesday, and the vaccinate-or-test mandate was to go into effect for about 130,000 workers this week.
During a televised COVID-19 update Wednesday, Hochul also broke down vaccine deadlines in other industries, including health care.
Workers in hospitals and nursing homes must get their first dose by Sept. 27, and employees at home care agencies, hospices and adult care facilities have until Oct. 7 to get the first shot.
SUNY and CUNY students are also mandated to show proof of vaccination by Sept. 27 to remain enrolled in classes.
Some medical exemptions will be accepted.