New York City Council To Meet On COVID Vaccine MandatesCommittee members will also consider two bills requiring the regular posting of information, including weekly reports on COVID cases broken down by school. 
As COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect, Approximately 8,000 DOE Employees Out Of 148,000 Remain UnvaccinatedAlthough the deadline for vaccination was Friday, the union said it's being told staff still have time to get vaccinated and keep their jobs. But that offer won't be on the table forever.
COVID Impact: CDC Urges Caution As Holiday Season ApproachesWith the holidays quickly approaching, families are being warned to skip indoor gatherings and avoid travel to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As Vaccination Rates Improve, Families Left Wondering Again About Holiday Gatherings, Trick Or Treating And MoreFor the second year in a row, the CDC is advising families to skip holiday gatherings, even if vaccinated.
Concern Grows Over Whether NYC Will Have Enough Substitute Teachers, Safety Agents To Cover Those Who Don't Get VaccinatedThe latest numbers show around 10% did not comply, which means several thousand jobs had to be filled over the weekend.
Unvaccinated MTA Workers Must Now Undergo Weekly COVID TestingThe MTA says vaccinations are available at its facilities, and there are 138 on-site locations for employees to get tested. 
Connecticut State Workers Need To Be Vaccinated Or Submit To Weekly TestingGov. Ned Lamont has directed heads of state agencies to put workers who don't comply on unpaid leave, starting as soon as Tuesday. 
Sotomayor Denies Injunction Against NYC's COVID Vaccine MandateNew York City school staff were up against the COVID vaccine buzzer. They had until 5 p.m. Friday to get their first dose or face termination.
Broadway's 'Aladdin' Cancels Week Of Performances After Additional Breakthrough COVID Cases Within CompanyThis comes after its Wednesday night performance was canceled due to breakthrough COVID cases within the company.
Merck Says Experimental COVID-19 Pill Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations In Half When Given EarlyMerck & Co. said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh Tests Positive For COVID-19, Supreme Court SaysJustice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the Supreme Court announced in a statement. He is fully vaccinated and has no symptoms.
'Aladdin' Performances Resume After Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Cast, Crew Forced CancellationThe breakthrough cases were discovered just a day after "Aladdin" ended its nearly two-year shutdown due to the pandemic.
Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Halts Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Staff With Religious ExemptionsA panel of judges will take up the case on October 14. 
4 NYC School Employees File Emergency Petition With Supreme Court To Stop COVID Vaccine MandateTheir main argument is that their rights are being violated because they are not allowed a testing option, like other municipal workers.
Nurse Shortage Puts Education At Risk For Students With Severe DisabilitiesThe DOE says it's "working closely with our contract agencies to identify nurses to support students."