Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won’t impose an indoor mask requirement again, despite some pressure to do so.
“Masks are not going at the root of the problem, vaccination is, so we do not intend a mask mandate,” de Blasio said.
New York City’s positivity rate has increased in recent weeks and Councilman Mark Levine has called for the indoor requirement to slow the spread.
“A mask doesn't arrest the progress of the variant, vaccination does. So, we're going to go where the real impact is,” de Blasio said.
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