The two most essential elements of the people living in the U.S. are the vaccine cards and the face masks. However, some city leaders believe that these two mandates must be ruled out to start to live everyday life again. On Sunday, the mayor, Eric Adams, declared his views to drop the Key 2 NYC policy where people have to show vaccine cards to enter public places like restaurants, gyms, bars, grocery stores, and many more.
People above the age of five must be vaccinated and have a card and face masks. He also added that wearing masks indoors will be made voluntary for the staff and students of all the schools in the city. This is a huge step which will take the people to leap everyday life before Covid-19 and will be implemented from 7th March.
Reason For Lifting The Vaccine Mandate
Mayor clarified that he would analyze this week’s reports, and in case of no sudden rise in the numbers, the rule will be implemented in all the public schools. The president of the United Federation of Teachers, Michael Mulgrew, said that the organization would see the reports of home test kits tests in schools and then make decisions on school policy. The indicators of Covid in New York will also be studied, and as long as it shows a low level of spread, the vaccine mandates will be lifted.
The business owners will also take some time to adapt their businesses and habits before the falling off vaccine mandate. However, as per news, all the orders will not be reversed by Monday, as in New York, the vaccine mandate will still be prevalent. The requirement for vaccines in the workplace will remain unchanged as all public and private sectors must be vaccinated.