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NYC Advises Indoor Mask Wearing as Omicron Variant Spreads Around World

  • ‘Strengthened recommendation’ falls short of mask mandate
  • No omicron cases but city anticipates could see it within days
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New York City Mayor de Blasio Urges Everyone to Wear Masks Indoors
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New York City issued a new mask advisory on Monday, “strongly recommending” residents wear masks in all indoor locations regardless of vaccination.

The health advisory stops short of a mandate but signifies officials’ trepidation of a new Covid-19 wave as the omicron variant spreads around the world and New York sees an increase in post-Thanksgiving Covid cases. Previously, the city had recommended masks.