New York City Mayor Eric Adams will lift the city’s vaccine mandate for indoor businesses, dining and events if Covid cases continue on a downward trend.
“New York City’s numbers continue to go down day after day, so, as long as COVID indicators show a low level of risk and we see no surprises this week, on Monday, March 7 we will also lift Key2NYC requirements,” Adams announced. “This will give business owners the time to adapt and will allow us to ensure we are making the best public health decisions for the people of New York.”
NBC News reported:
New York City, the first U.S. metropolis to require vaccinations indoors, will lift its mandate for indoor businesses, dining and events in the coming days.
Mayor Eric Adams announced Sunday that his administration would end its vaccination mandate requirements on March 7 as long as Covid-19 case numbers continue to trend downward. He joins public officials who made similar decisions in cities such as Seattle and Boston in recent weeks.
The indoor mask mandate will also be lifted in public schools the same day provided no unexpected spikes arise, Adams said.
New York City’s vaccine mandate for workers will remain in effect.
ESPN: Despite NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ announcement, a city official told WABC-TV that Kyrie Irving would still not be able to play at the Barclays Center on March 7 as the city’s vaccine mandate for workers remains in effect.
Despite NYC Mayor Eric Adams' announcement, a city official told WABC-TV that Kyrie Irving would still not be able to play at the Barclays Center on March 7 as the city's vaccine mandate for workers remains in effect. pic.twitter.com/te7ILzsH8y
— ESPN (@espn) February 27, 2022
New York state will also lift its mask mandate for schools March 2, Governor Hochul announced on Sunday.