Big Apple Mayor Eric Adams is set to end the city’s indoor mask mandate and vaccine passport program in early March as cases of the contagion continue to plummet in all 50 states.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University claim the less-severe Omicron-variant of COVID-19 is now responsible for 99.9% of infections in the United States.
“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.”
“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.”
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