More than 40 percent of transit workers may be unvaccinated, MTA says

Just 58 percent of MTA employees have told the transportation authority they are vaccinated for COVID-19, officials said Monday — as unvaccinated workers accounted for all three transit worker deaths from the virus this summer.

Officials have enacted a “vaccine-or-get tested” policy, which the MTA will operate on a voluntary basis until Oct. 12 — after which employees who have not informed the MTA of their vaccination status will be required to undergo weekly testing.

Transit union leaders have urged officials to go slow with the “vax-or-test” mandate; at Monday’s MTA board safety committee, the LIRR workforce’s non-voting representative warned a stricter requirement could send some workers

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