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NYC Won’t Bring Back School Mask Rule Despite Surge, Adams Says

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NYC Raises Covid-19 Alert Level, Advises Masks

New York Mayor Eric Adams said he has no plans to reinstate a mask mandate in public schools, even after health officials this week raised the city’s Covid-alert level to “high” and advised wearing face coverings indoors. 

“I’m proud of what we are doing and how we are not allowing Covid to outsmart us,” Adams said at City Hall briefing, explaining why he didn’t intend to reinstate the school mask mandate for children age 5 and older. “We’re staying prepared and not panicking. When I look at the hospitalizations and deaths, the numbers are stable.”