New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) announced on Tuesday that the city’s COVID vaccine mandate for the private sector will soon become optional.
Adams shared the update as he received his own booster shot on Tuesday, encouraging New Yorkers to take part in the new voluntary program.
The mayor noted that “the additional flexibility we are announcing for private employers, students, and parents puts the choice back into each of their hands.”
JUST IN: @NYCMayor announces that New York City is updating its COVID-19 measures for private businesses and parents, giving them more flexibility to make their own decisions that are best for them.
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— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) September 20, 2022
The city’s deputy mayor for health and human services Anne Williams-Isom shared the details