You are reading

Cuomo: NYC Can Now Add Restaurant Workers, Taxi Drivers to Vaccine Eligibility

Photo: Stock Unsplash

Feb. 2, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Restaurant workers, cab drivers and the developmentally disabled may soon be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that local governments are now permitted to add the three groups to the list of people currently eligible for the shot.

His announcement was a reversal from yesterday — when a reporter from The City asked him if restaurants workers would be added to the current round of vaccinations, considering indoor dining reopens in New York City on Feb. 14.

Cuomo responded that the question was “a cheap, insincere discussion,” given the limited supply of the vaccine. His comment came under fire on Twitter.

Today, the governor said he is permitting localities to expand vaccine eligibility after learning New York State will receive additional doses of the vaccine from the federal government. Each locality will get about 20 percent more dosages in the coming weeks.

“[Localities] are getting more, so theoretically they will have additional supply to make those decisions,” he said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has indicated that he supports prioritizing restaurant workers for the vaccine, but he has not stated if the city will expand the vaccine eligibility yet.

email the author: news@queenspost.com

2 Comments

Click for Comments 
How about you service that first people you said are serviceable?

Was one of the first set of people allowed to sign up for the vaccine.

Still waiting.

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

NYPD searching for burglary crew that targeted nearly 30 laundromats in Queens and others in Brooklyn and the Bronx

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are looking for three masked men who broke into Susan’s Laundromat at 85-12 Grand Ave. at around 3:15 a.m. on Monday, June 24, while a fourth member of their crew acted as a lookout near their getaway car parked in front.

The burglars stole $1,800 in cash and removed a payment machine for the laundry room continuing an undetermined amount of cash.

Law enforcement ghost car crackdowns continue with dozens of vehicles seized on Whitestone Bridge: MTA

MTA Bridge and Tunnel officers, the NYPD and law enforcement partners impounded 55 vehicles from motorists crossing into Queens on the Whitestone Bridge on Monday, July 8, as a multi-agency crackdown continued unabated.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday that through 25 joint enforcement operations focusing on ghost plates and persistent toll violators on bridges and tunnels throughout New York City, 1,540 vehicles have been impounded, 339 arrests have been made and 12,007 summonses have been issued so far this year to drivers who owe more than $12.5 million in unpaid tolls and fees.