Faced with COVID outbreak and Omicron, NYC advises all residents to wear masks indoors and in public – .

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Faced with COVID outbreak and Omicron, NYC advises all residents to wear masks indoors and in public – .


Currently, residents of New York City are not required to wear a mask indoors, except in schools and on public transportation. Chokshi said the delta variant is currently causing the vast majority of new COVID-19 cases in New York City. He added that unvaccinated individuals are seven times more likely to be infected than those who are fully vaccinated.
“We want to deliver a very clear and unequivocal message that everyone should be hiding indoors, regardless of their immunization status,” Chokshi said.

In addition to the mask advisory, de Blasio also extended the city’s immunization mandate for public educators to about 102,000 employees in child care and early intervention programs.

Mayor-elect Adams praised de Blasio and South African scientists for their response to the new variant. He stressed the importance of working with Governor Kathy Hochul, who declared a state of emergency over the weekend to strengthen staff at health facilities.

“Vaccination is our most important weapon, but coordination comes second,” Adams said.

Adams said he recently received his recall. He urged other vaccinated New Yorkers to do the same and ensure that the unvaccinated receive their first vaccines.

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