NEW YORK – Mayor Eric Adams announced Sunday that a dramatic drop in coronavirus infections could lead to the revocation of vaccine mandates at restaurants, bars and theaters as early as March 7th.
His announcement came shortly after Gov. Kathy Hochul.
“I’m glad to hear it if we can get away with it scientifically because I think boy, we have to restart New York all the way,” resident Tom Fountain told CBS2’s Thalia Perez.
Adams said the city would also lift the mask mandate of about 1 million of the city’s school children in the country’s largest school system.
Adams said Sunday that a decision will not come until Friday, after a full week of teaching, after students return from a week-long vacation.
Adams said if the trends continue, he would also repeal other measures, including abolishing evidence of vaccination requirements at restaurants, bars and other indoor public places.
“At the end of this week, we will evaluate the numbers and make a final announcement on Friday. If we do not see any unforeseen increases and our numbers continue to show a low level of risk, New York City will remove the indoor mask mandate for the public. school children with effect from next Monday, March 7, “he said.
“In addition, New York City’s numbers continue to fall day after day, as long as COVID indicators show a low level of risk and we see no surprises this week, we will also raise Key2NYC requirements on Monday, March 7. This will give business owners time to adapt and will allow us to ensure that we make the best public health decisions for the people of New York. “