City workers must wear face coverings starting Monday in New York City

Starting Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is requiring all city workers who come in contact with the public while on duty to wear face coverings.

De Blasio said the city has already provided 1.4 million face coverings to city workers and will provide more as necessary.

Addressing the economic hardship that the city is facing, New York City is establishing a new initiative to hire New Yorkers to do “absolutely crucial and heroic work in our hospital systems,” and that will be expanded to voluntary and independent hospitals as well, the mayor said.

To all New Yorkers looking for work, de Blasio said, “join a team of heroes.”

New York City Health & Hospital will be hiring 500 non-clinical staff for roles like patient transport, clerical staff and cleaning staff.

These will be temporary jobs beginning with a 90 day assignment, the mayor added.

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