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New York City will end its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector workers, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday.

Instead, Adams strongly urged businesses to implement their own vaccine policies.


The change will be effective from November 1.

In addition, effective immediately, vaccination is optional for students participating in sports and extra-curricular activities.

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“We are announcing additional flexibility for private employers, students, and parents, now more easily accessible, to keep New Yorkers safe from COVID-19,” Adams said in a statement. Citywide bivalent booster campaign.

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented the then-first-in-the-nation mandate for private sector workers in December 2021. This mandate applied to approximately 184,000 businesses.

Also, he announced that children aged 5-11 would need to be vaccinated to participate in high-risk extracurricular activities such as bands, orchestras and dance.

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Under Adams’ leadership, vaccine requirements for indoor dining and entertainment have already been lifted.

Earlier this month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that it would begin lifting COVID-related restrictions, removing the mask mandate on public transportation.

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Hochul said the state is in a “very different place” than it was before during the ongoing pandemic and she was “optimistic”.