The NYPD will discipline unvaccinated officers who don’t mask up while on the job — regardless if they are indoors or outdoors, the New York Post reports.
The department’s new guidance for masking was shared with the entire police force Tuesday evening in an administrative bulletin that spelled out instructions for officers to provide proof of the vaccination with the NYPD’s Medical Division, according to a copy of the bulletin obtained by The Post.
The move comes as the department has struggled to convince its workforce to get the shot, with only 43% of its uniformed and civilian employees vaccinated as of last month.
“Members who do not have official proof of COVID-19 vaccination on file with the Medical Division must wear a face covering at all times while working, whether indoors or outside, including while driving in Department vehicles,” according to the bulletin.
“Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken for unvaccinated members found not wearing a face covering when required,” the memo reads.