The New York Daily News reports:
Mayor Adams is not reinstating the city’s indoor face mask mandate despite a recommendation from the city Health Department to do so in light of a recent uptick in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
Guidance from the Health Department recommends that the government moves to “require face masks in all public indoor settings” when the COVID-19 risk is “high” — an alert level that the city reached Tuesday.
Nonetheless, when asked Wednesday if he’s prepared to mandate masks in public indoor spaces, Adams answered flatly: “No. I’m proud of what we are doing and how we are not allowing COVID to outsmart us,” Adams told reporters at City Hall.
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🍎⚡️Mayor Adams not reinstating indoor mask mandate despite Health Dept. rec amid uptick in COVID cases, hospitalizations.
But fellow pols urge him to:
“The easiest way to [slow the wave] w/o disrupting lives is masking. We’re not talking about shutdowns”https://t.co/OortVHkkJd
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 18, 2022