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.
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.
Broadway League Extends Vaccination, Mask Requirements For Audience Members Through End Of 2021The vaccine requirement also goes for all performers, crew and theater staff for all performances.
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.
NIH Investigating Possible Link Between COVID Vaccine And Changes To Menstrual CyclesThousands of women are reporting a potential side effect of the COVID vaccine when it comes to their monthly menstrual cycles.
Teacher Stephanie Edmonds On Why She's Not Getting The COVID Vaccine, Despite Mandate: 'The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'Several school staff unions are warning the city is not prepared to make up for the thousands of employees it could lose because of the reinstated vaccine mandate. 
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Extends Mandatory COVID Vaccine Deadline For State EmployeesThe mandate includes workers at long-term care facilities, state hospitals, pre-K through grade 12 school workers and child care facility staff members.
Paterson Says Grassroots Community Outreach Was Key To Achieving Highest Vaccination Rate In New JerseyOfficials attribute their success to the city's grassroots efforts to get out into the community and educate the public. 
New York Court Of Appeals Hears Arguments On Vaccine Mandate For Health Care WorkersIt comes after a lawsuit on whether requiring the vaccine violates the religious freedom of two Long Island nurses and a health care worker in Syracuse. 
COVID Vaccine Sites Coming To Subway Stations In Brooklyn, The BronxAnyone who gets a shot can also get a free, seven-day MetroCard or round trip ticket on the Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North. 
Rutgers University's COVID Vaccine Mandate Will Stay In Place, Federal Judge RulesIt comes after a lawsuit filed in August claimed the mandate is illegal and unconstitutional.
Gov. Hochul Moves To Prevent Health Care Worker Shortages After COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes EffectThousands of medical professionals remain unvaccinated, and repercussions are already being felt.
As Vaccine Mandate Deadline Looms, Some New York City Teachers, Staff Look To Push Legal Battle To Supreme CourtThe New York City Department of Education estimates around 13% of its employees are still not vaccinated. 
COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary BanA three-judge panel lifted a temporary ban on the COVID vaccine mandate that was originally set to take effect Monday.