NYC Mayor Allows Unvaccinated Athletes Play Home Games
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor exempted athletes and performers from the city’s vaccine mandate Thursday, while keeping in place the rule for countless other workers who faced losing their jobs for refusing to get vaccinated.
The mandate had kept Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving from playing in home games and was expected to block several baseball players from taking the field in their upcoming season.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams is live at Citi Field to formally announce that professional athletes and performers working in New York City will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. https://t.co/sxyjFPRfUS
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The city’s sweeping vaccine mandate for workers will still apply to people with other types of jobs, including private workers and government employees.
Critics of the mayor’s decision blasted the mayor for seeming to lift the rule only for wealthy and famous athletes.