OPENING UP THE APPLE: Mayor Adams to Drop VAX Requirements, School Mask Mandates

As COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward, more cities and states are relaxing vaccination requirements and mask mandates —New York will be next to lift restrictions, according to Mayor Eric Adams.

“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.”

“Schools also will see the indoor mask mandate lifted on the same day, provided no unexpected spikes arise, Adams said,” according to CNBC.

“We can’t close down again and I’m not going to do something at my anticipation to get back that’s going to jeopardize closing down the city again,” Adams said. “Our economy can’t handle it. We don’t have another $11 billion to put back in the economy. We must do it the smart way.”