November 15, 2021
New York City’s Department of Investigation says it is aware of allegations involving bogus COVID vaccination cards issued to employees in at least two agencies amid mounting pressure to comply with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s citywide vaccine mandate.
DOI, which is tasked with independent oversight of city government, declined further comment in an email late Sunday as the investigation continues.
The two departments at the center of the allegations — fire and sanitation, according to The New York Post, which first reported the probe — employ workers that were among the most vocally opposed to the mandate in the days before and after its Nov. 1 launch. Anyone who doesn’t comply must go on unpaid leave.
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