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New York City will lift its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for indoor venues and its mask mandate for schools starting Monday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 6, 2022, 2:40 PM

Updated 836 days ago

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New York City will lift its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for indoor venues and its mask mandate for schools starting Monday.
Restaurants, theaters, gyms and other indoor places will no longer be required to ask customers for proof of COVID-19 vaccination, but a business can still request it if they choose.
Children attending any of the city's K-12 schools won't be required to wear masks. The city's decision to drop the requirement comes after New York lifted the statewide school mask mandate Wednesday.
Even though some COVID-19 safety measures are getting lifted, the city says it will continue to monitor the trends using a new color-coded system. It will also inform residents of any potential threats posed by the virus.
Some policies will still be in place, such as vaccine requirements for anyone working within city limits.
Masks will still be needed in certain settings, including medical centers, public transit and schools with children under 5 years old.



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