The city’s Health Department says the chances of catching and spreading Covid-19 are up, but the severity of symptoms is much milder with so many people that have already been vaccinated.
City officials are recommending New Yorkers mask up when inside once again if anyone is at crowded events or experiencing symptoms. This is only a recommendation since Mayor Eric Adams has not put any sort of mask mandate back in place. Adams said Wednesday he is not yet considering reinstating a mask mandate in schools.
The FDA announced kids as young as 5 years old could be eligible to get a vaccine booster as early as this week.