Effective December 27, 2021, the Co-op and its residents needed to comply with a mandate of the New York City Health Commissioner requiring that proof of vaccination against Covid-19 be obtained from all workers entering the premises. This measure was announced to curb the rapid spread of the variants of the Covid-19 virus. Although many mandates have been lifted in New York City and State, the proof of vaccine mandate is still in effect as of the end of March 2022. The Co-op will monitor this for updates.
CO-OP EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS
The entire staff, both full time and parttime, must submit proof of vaccination, and a confidential record of such must be maintained by management. Also, any contractor or subcontractor engaged by the Co-op must submit such proof of vaccination to be allowed entry.
PERSONS HIRED, EMPLOYED OR ENGAGED BY RESIDENTS
The Order also requires you to obtain proof of vaccination from persons who perform work in your apartment. This includes workers such as contractors, housekeepers, nannies or tutors, however it does not apply to persons who enter the premises for a “quick, limited purpose” such as a dog-walker or delivery person. This does not include visitors or guests, however the mask mandate continues to apply to them. Compliance with the vaccination mandate requires you to confirm that all workers you hire are vaccinated or have been granted a “reasonable accommodation” (an exemption), prior to their entry into the building. You are also required to maintain a confidential record (copy) of the worker’s proof of vaccination (or granted exemption) and provide management with documented proof, prior to entry.
The City has announced that it will send inspectors out to monitor compliance and will issue fines starting at $1,000 for violations. If you have hired or plan to hire someone to perform work in your apartment, please take prompt steps to comply and provide management with proof, prior to them arriving to the building. You can submit such proof to either your building superintendent or to the property manager’s office. Your failure to comply could result in a violation and fine against you, and to the extent that your failure to comply results in a fine to the Co-op, you may be held responsible for such fine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
We strongly encourage all shareholders and residents who have engaged or plan to engage anyone to perform work in your apartment to carefully review the information published by the Department of Health. To learn more about the NYC Dept. of Health’s Guidance, related FAQ’s and how you can comply go to the following website: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-workplace-requirement.page
We understand the challenges presented by this complex mandate and are ready to help. We will publish updates as needed. If you have any questions, please contact your Property Managers: Valery Lipari (vIipari@greenthal.com) 212-340-9389 or Steve Greenbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org) 212-340-9376.