Spot the difference between the New York City vaccine mandate and the California vaccine mandate.
New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced a similar plan Monday that requires 340,000 city employees, including teachers and police officers, to show proof of vaccination or undergo weekly testing.
Unlike New York City, Newsom is declaring that teachers are exempt.
The new rule affects 240,000 who are employed by the state government and doesn’t affect those who work at public universities or community colleges or those at K-12 public schools such as teachers. When asked if a vaccination mandate could be expanded to teachers, Newsom just said he encouraged teachers to be vaccinated.
Some people get mandated, while others are “encouraged”.