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Mayor Eric Adams: Vaccine Mandates Impacting Teams Will Have To Wait

New York City mayor Eric Adams said professional sports teams will have to wait longer before the city will rollback vaccine mandates.

"Right now, we're going to take some complaints," Adams said during a Tuesday morning press conference announcing that masks will be optional for daycare students between the ages of 2 and 4 starting on April 4th if the COVID-related numbers continue to hold. "But when this is all said and done, people are going to realize this is a thoughtful administration and we got it right. So baseball, basketball, businesses, all of those things, they have to wait until that layer comes."

There has been hope that Kyrie Irving, who is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and has made it clear that will not get vaccinated, would be cleared to play in home games in time for the playoffs.

"We're going to do it in the right way," Adams said. "We're going to follow the science ... we're going to make the right decision. And in New York, no matter what you do, this is 8.8 million people and 30 million opinions, so you're never going to satisfy New Yorkers, so you must go with the logic, your heart and the science."

Adams said the feedback he's gotten from local businesses is that they are appreciative that the mandate has remained in place.

"Believe it or not, a lot of our businesses, they love the mandates," Adams said. "When I speak to a lot of my businesses, getting people back in the office, that mandate is allowing them to feel safe in the office for those who feel that they would rather the vaccine mandate to be in place. But again, we're going to do it in layers, and when we feel it's the right time to look at that, if we do so at all, because the work environment is an important environment, we're going to make that determination. We're not there yet."



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, Khareem Sudlow