The New York Daily News reports:
Mayor-elect Eric Adams announced Tuesday that he’s canceling his Jan. 1 inauguration event as the omicron variant of coronavirus continues to drive up infections and hospitalizations in the city.
Adams — who was supposed to be sworn in at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn alongside incoming Comptroller Brad Lander and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams — said they made the decision to cancel the large gathering “after consulting with public health experts.”
ABC New York reports:
New York reported a record-breaking number of new coronavirus cases on Monday for the fourth day in a row, with nearly 23,400 in 24 hours.
Most of the new cases were in New York City, with more than 15,000 people testing positive.
“Everyone who has not been vaccinated, it’s time. Everyone who has not gotten that booster, it’s time,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday during a news briefing.
NEW | Mayor-elect Adams cancels Jan. 1 Brooklyn-based inauguration — as omicron drives up COVID cases and hospitalizations in NYC
“I don’t need an inauguration. All I need is a mattress and the floor to execute”
He’s said that he would sleep at City Hallhttps://t.co/9PEARYKqEK
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 21, 2021