While many congregations have been back to worship for weeks and months, often masked and socially distant, some African American clergy continue to hold off on in-person services. Others have found that when they do open, most members continue to watch the livestreamed services from home.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said 95 percent of the city’s 148,000 public school employees had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday morning. It was unclear as of Monday just how many employees had declined the vaccine and been placed on leave.
Seventeen Christian professionals in New York who filed a lawsuit earlier this month to be exempted from COVID-19 vaccine mandates are standing by their lawsuit despite a new mandate requiring all healthcare professionals to be at least partially vaccinated by October 1.