Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that he would mandate all private employers in New York City to require their staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 27, just days before his term ends. The Mayor described the mandate as a “preemptive strike” against a potential winter spike in COVID-19 cases and the Omicron variant. Mayor-elect Adams, who will assume office on January 1, has not taken a clear position on the issue. The mandate will likely face legal challenges.
Mayor Announces Private Vaccination Mandate
December 15, 2021
GNYHA Submits Comments on Proposed Green Buildings Rule
On November 14, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) held a public hearing on a recently proposed rule implementing Local Law 97 (LL 97), also known as the Green Buildings Law, which strictly limits large buildings’ carbon emissions. GNYHA submitted the attached comments explaining our concerns, including that the rule makes previously unfeasible...
November 18, 2022
GNYHA Shares Public Safety Recommendations with Adams Administration
GNYHA has received reports in recent months of increased levels of harassment and violence near hospital buildings across New York City, impacting staff, patients, and visitors. On March 31, GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske shared a memo with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom on strategies to enhance public safety near hospitals....
April 8, 2022
Mayor Adams Rolls Out Gun Violence, Antiviral Initiatives
President Joe Biden met with Mayor Eric Adams in New York City on Thursday to discuss methods to combat gun violence. The President called for more Federal investment in law enforcement, and the Mayor proposed greater community-based efforts and precision policing efforts to curtail gun violence. Earlier this week, GNYHA signed onto an open letter...
February 7, 2022