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NYC Mayor Adams ‘Considering’ Return of Key to NYC and More Mask Mandates


The New York City Department of Health raised the city’s COVID risk from “low” to “medium” during Easter weekend.

NYC Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan said cases in the five boroughs were “rising steadily.”

“In the next few days, likely by early next week, we’re going to be entering a new level of risk, moving from a low-risk environment to a medium-risk environment on the basis of cases,” he said.

Notice he said on the basis of cases.

He’s unconcerned with hospitalizations or the fact that New York’s current case load is dramatically lower than the peak omicron caseload.

NY 1 reported:

The city is currently at a “low” COVID-19 alert level, meaning there is “lower community spread,” but the New York State Department of Health on Wednesday said it had recently identified two “highly contagious” omicron subvariants that were fueling cases.

As of Wednesday, the department said the two variants — which are sub-lineages of the BA.2 variant of omicron — accounted for 80.6% of the state’s infections.

Vasan on Friday advised New Yorkers to readopt more cautious masking protocols. While there is no evidence that the new variants cause more severe illness, he said, they are “certainly being transmitted faster than the original omicron variant.”

“When you go inside to an indoor place, especially when you don’t know the vaccination status of people around you, wear a mask,” he said. “Wear a mask in all indoor settings.”

Those traveling to visit family and friends over the holiday weekend, meanwhile, should “get tested after your holiday gathering,” he added.

The health commissioner also continued to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated and boosted.

There’s no COVID emergency in New York City.

Plain and simple.

The health department is desperate to raise fearmongering across the city and satisfy their addiction to this newfound power COVID gave them.

And they’re trying to convince Mayor Adams to reinstate the Key to NYC and additional mask mandates.

Former Mayor Bill de Blasio started the Key to NYC in 2021, coercing businesses to enforce vaccine passports across the five boroughs.

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In light of the health department’s warnings, Mayor Eric Adams is ‘considering’ listening to his medical team.

News 12 noted:

The mayor said on Monday that he is considering bringing back the mask mandate in public schools, as well as reinstating the Key to NYC mandate, requiring vaccinations for certain places.

Mayor Adams says he’s going to be speaking with doctors to determine whether the mandates will return.
Adams says there aren’t high levels of hospitalizations to go along with the spike due to so many New Yorkers being vaccinated and boosted.
Health experts say that the city’s seven-day positivity rate is 7% and in order for the city to move to yellow, the rate must reach 10%, which it is slowly heading toward.
While NYC may reimpose mask mandates and vaccine passports, a federal judge ruled the mask mandate for airplanes and public transportation as unlawful.


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