NYC councilman calls for expedited vaccine for animal shelter workers after Manhattan facility shut down by COVID

Manhattan councilman Mark Levine argued that shelter workers are a relatively small group and should be easy to add to the priority list for vaccines.

“These are workers who have been keeping the shelter system running for the last year,” Levine said. “The Manhattan shelter in particular, it’s a small facility, it’s not possible to always maintain 6-foot distance between staff people, and it is a 24/7 operation.”

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Animal Care Centers of NYC’s 110th Street location is pictured Wednesday, February 3, in Manhattan, New York. Animal shelter workers should be next in line to get the COVID vaccine, after a Manhattan shelter was forced to shut down because of too many infected employees, says a New York […]


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