NYC Mayor Eric Adams will drop mask mandate for children under the age of 5 from next week 


BREAKING NEWS: About time! NYC Mayor Eric Adams will FINALLY drop mask mandate for children under the age of 5 from next week

  • Masks will be optional for kids under 5 beginning June 13
  • Covid-19 infections have dropped 26 percent between May 23 and June 5 
  • The World Health Organization has recommended against children under the age of five from wearing masks
  •  Adams has deferred to public health advisors who have told him that the infection rate among that age group requires masking
  • Studies have shown that kids that learning and development for children that young can be impeded by masks 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that he will finally drop the mask requirements for children under five after suffering withering attacks from the city’s parents.  

‘Throughout the current wave, schools have remained the safest places for our children and beginning Monday, June 13, we will make masks optional for 2-4 year old children in all early childhood settings,’ Adams said. ‘We still strongly recommend that New Yorkers of all ages continue to wear masks indoors and we will continue to make masks available for any child or school staff member who wishes to continue wearing them.’

For months parents in the city have accosted the mayor at public events bidding him to drop the requirement.

The World Health Organization has recommended against children under the age of five from wearing masks.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams found a way to eliminate mask mandates for professional athletes before dropping the requirement for kids

New York City Mayor Eric Adams found a way to eliminate mask mandates for professional athletes before dropping the requirement for kids 

‘I’m with New York City parents and New Yorkers can trust this administration to continue to make the proper public health decisions to keep our kids safe,’ Adams said on Thursday.

New York City’s Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan said that cases have fallen 26 percent between May 23 and June 5.

‘Cases have fallen since May 23, giving us the confidence that we have passed the peak and we are heading into a safer environment,’ Vasan said in a tweet.

Adams was poised to lift the rule on April 4, but the mayor instead extended the order as COVID-19 cases saw an uptick in the city. 

A state judge immediately struck down the indefinite mask rule, calling it ‘arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable’ and therefore ‘void and unenforceable.’ 

Adams, however, successfully requested a stay on the mandate to pursue an appeal on the judge’s ruling.

On Thursday, the New York City mayor promised that this time he would lift the mandate for real. 

‘I have always said that the science will guide us out of the pandemic, and because we have followed the data, which shows that cases are steadily falling, we’ve beaten back the latest COVID-19 surge. New Yorkers stepped up when we needed them most and have put us on the path to lower risk,’ Adams said.

Infuriated parents sought answers from the mayor, but Adams has avoided any meeting with them while attending a plethora of social events, including a party with Cara Delevingne at the new One Vanderbilt skyscraper, as well as a trip to see Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick appear in Broadway play Plaza Suite.

Adams has also been seen frequenting the elite, members-only club Zero Bond, where he was pictured hanging out with supermodel Naomi Campbell and Grammy award-winning singer Jon Batiste on April 28.

The mayor’s most recent outing saw him rubbing shoulders with the elite, once again, while he attended the Met Gala last week.

While Adams’ partying fueled parents ire, City Health Commissioner Vasan has also drawn backlash for backing the mayor’s restriction policies and claiming the toddler mask mandate will stay ‘indefinitely.’

The comment caused more than 100 parents to protest outside City Hall last month while dozens of others held demonstrations outside Vasan’s home where they allegedly hurled death threats at the health commissioner.

The parents who signed a letter last month condemned the personal attacks on Vasan and hoped the officials would be willing to meet with them after commenting that he would be glad to speak with parents face-to-face in a non-hostile setting.

One parent posted a photo on Twitter of her young son making his own plea on his facemask

One parent posted a photo on Twitter of her young son making his own plea on his facemask 

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