NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city's private sector businesses should institute vaccine requirements for their employees.
He says the "limits of a purely voluntary system" have been reached.
De Blasio on Wednesday announced a policy that would require workers in New York City-run hospitals and health clinics to either get vaccinated or get tested weekly.
On Friday on WNYC radio, de Blasio told host Brian Lehrer the city's private hospitals, as well as other private employers, should follow suit.
Daily COVID-19 infections in the state of New York have soared 327% since June 25, with most of the illnesses occurring among unvaccinated people.