March 22, 2022
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Eric Adams said on Tuesday that professional sports teams and players eager to leave the local mandate of the VOCID-19 vaccine will have to be patient.
All New York City private sector workers must demonstrate that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, a mandate that encompasses athletes in the largest sports market in the United States.
The rules could soon affect Major League Baseball (MLB) players, with the opening day set for April 7 after a blockade forced a brief postponement.
The New York Yankees start home on April 7, while the New York Mets will host the fans on April 15.
“In New York, whatever you do, it’s 8.8 million people and 30 million opinions, so you’ll never satisfy New Yorkers,” Adams said. “You have to go with logic, your heart and science.”
Adams announced Tuesday that masks would be optional for children ages 2-4 at school and daycare starting April 4, as long as the city remains a “low-risk environment” with respect to COVID-19.
However, he was not moved by possible criticism of the vaccine’s mandate with regard to professional sports, and told reporters that the city would slowly assess its requirements against COVID-19.
“Let’s do it layer by layer and every layer we take off, let’s do an analysis: are we okay?” said Adams.
“Baseball, basketball, business, all that stuff: they have to wait until that layer arrives.”
(Report by Amy Tennery in New York; Edited by Toby Davis)
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