NYC Will Lift Mask Mandates and Vaccine Requirements on Monday, March 7th
Mayor Eric Adams announced Sunday that New York City will remove the indoor mask mandate for public school children, effective next Monday, March 7, as long as the COVID-19 numbers show a low level of risk. The city will evaluate the numbers at the end of the week and make a “final announcement” on Friday.
The mayor thanked “the millions of New Yorkers who have gotten vaccinated to help stop the spread,” and said the decision comes because “New Yorkers stepped up and helped us save lives by reaching unprecedented levels of vaccination.”
Additionally, the city will likely lift its “Key2NYC” requirements, which include vaccine mandates at indoor restaurants, “as long as COVID indicators show a low level of risk.” The vaccine requirements will also be lifted on Monday, March 7th.
“All other vaccine mandates in New York City will remain in place at this time as they are, and have been, vital to protecting New Yorkers,” Mayor Adams said.