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NYC Tech Sector Leads with Vaccine Mandates for In-Office Workforce

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday applauded businesses in New York City’s technology sector for their work to mandate vaccines for their in-office workforce. Tech employers including Google, Facebook, Oscar Health, Squarespace, Twitter and Salesforce have imposed mandates, although they’re not obligated to do so.  

“New York City’s tech sector has been key to getting us through the pandemic, and they’re leading again on the vaccine requirements for their office workforce,” said de Blasio. “We urge additional industries to follow this example. As we face the Delta variant, vaccination is more important than ever.” 

Three of the city’s leading office landlords—the Related Companies, RXR Realty and the Durst Organization—were among the early adopters of the city’s “Key to NYC” plan to mandate vaccines for most indoor activities. The vaccine requirements officially take effect August 16 for indoor dining, entertainment, and fitness facilities across the five boroughs.

Pictured: Google’s 111 Eighth Ave. in Manhattan. 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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