Adams Rejects Guidance On Masks Despite High Alert

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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