New NYC Mayor Will Keep de Blasio’s Vax Mandates in Place

Incoming New York City Mayor Eric Adams says he will keep in place current Mayor de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for businesses when he steps into office today.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Eric Adams stated in a press conference Thursday that he will keep the vaccine mandate in tow for New York City for the time being, Fox News Reported
  • “This virus is ever moving. As we continue to look at the evolution of this virus, there will be moments when we can change some of the mandates. I would love to get to the day when we won’t have children wearing masks in schools, when we won’t have families needing to sit in a restaurant or visit other locations with the vaccine cards. We’re going to make those adjustments based on what the science tells us when we can remove some of the mandates,” Adams said. 
  • To further expand on his plan for the city, Adams went on to say that an increase in mandates may also be possible in the future. 
  • “And there may come a time if a new variant comes where we have to increase mandates. And so right now we’re going to maintain what was put in place for the business community.”
BACKGROUND:
  • When Adams takes oath tonight shortly after the traditional midnight ball drop, he will officially become the second Black mayor in New York City history.
  • Earlier this month, the new Mayor-elect delivered a tough-on-crime speech, warning Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome to not touch New York.
  • “We’re not going to surrender those who are saying, “We’re going to burn down New York. Not my city,” Adams said.
  • This type of rhetoric has not been the norm as far as Adams agreeing with the current Mayor over the past few months.
  • In November 2021, Mayor de Blasio defended his decision to disband the NYPD’s anti-crime units and hid when The New York Post tried to ask about the threat of riots coming from BLM and a week prior .