““Yes, and I can’t wait to get it done.””
That was New York City Mayor Eric Adams answering a question about phasing out the city’s vaccine mandate and vaccine passports for entering indoor spaces.
“I take my hat off to New Yorkers through masks, vaccines, through social distancing. We were hit with the uncertainty, the fear of COVID. I’m really proud of how we responded as New Yorkers. Every morning I meet with my health professionals because I always say I’m going to follow the science. I’m not going to get ahead of the science because I’m ready to get ahead of all of this and get back to a level of normalcy. But they’re giving us clear instructions. They gave us benchmarks, we’re going to follow those benchmarks,” Adams continued.
New York City’s vaccine mandate requires those age 5 and older to present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while attending activities such as but not limited to indoor dining, indoor fitness centers and indoor entertainment events. For now, the vaccine mandate is still in place.
Eric Adams’s office did not immediately respond to MarketWatch’s request for comment on this story.
Approximately 76.7% of all New York City residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to NYC Health.