Metro-North to Require Vaccination or Weekly Testing by Sept. 7

All Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees must be vaccinated or participate in weekly COVID testing beginning Sept. 7, according to a spokesman on Thursday. MTA operates bus, rail and subway transit in the New York metropolitan area, including Metro-North, which serves coastal Connecticut. 

MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan told CT Examiner in an email that 3,547 of Metro-North’s 6,069 employees – 59 percent – had received at least one dose of vaccine at MTA-run sites, or had added their vaccination details in the authority’s database. 

According to the MTA, surveys of employees also show that an additional 15 and 20 percent have been vaccinated and have not told the authority, supporting an estimate by MTA, Donovan said, that more than 70 percent of Metro-North employees have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. 

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