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NYC Mayor Eric Adams will drop mask mandate for children under the age of 5 from next week 

BREAKING NEWS: It’s time! NYC Mayor Eric Adams will FINALLY drop a mask mandate for children under 5 starting next week

  • Masks will be optional for children under 5 from June 13
  • Covid-19 infections fell by 26 percent between May 23 and June 5
  • The World Health Organization has recommended that children under the age of five do not wear masks
  • Adams has put it off until public health advisers have told him to mask the infection rate among that age group
  • Studies have shown that children learning and developing for young children can be hindered by masks

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced he will finally drop mask requirements for children under five after scathing attacks from the city’s parents.

“During the current wave, schools have remained the safest places for our children and from Monday, June 13, we will make masks optional for children ages 2 to 4 in all early childhood settings,” Adams said. “We still strongly recommend that New Yorkers of all ages continue to wear masks indoors and we will continue to make masks available to any child or school staff who wishes to continue to wear them.”

For months, parents in the city have appealed to the mayor at public events, requesting that the demand be dropped.

The World Health Organization advises children under the age of five not to wear a face mask.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has found a way to eliminate mask mandates for professional athletes before dropping child demand

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has found a way to eliminate mask mandates for professional athletes before dropping child demand

“I am with New York City parents and New Yorkers can rest assured that this administration will continue to make the right public health decisions to keep our children safe,” Adams said Thursday.

dr. Ashwin Vasan, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health, said the number of cases fell by 26 percent between May 23 and June 5.

“The number of cases has fallen since May 23, giving us confidence that we have passed the peak and are moving towards a safer environment,” Vasan said in a tweet.

Adams was about to lift the rule on April 4, but the mayor instead extended the order as COVID-19 cases saw an uptick in the city.

A state judge immediately deleted the unrestricted mask rule, calling it “arbitrary, erratic and unreasonable” and therefore “null and void and unenforceable.”

However, Adams successfully filed for a deferral of the mandate to appeal the judge’s ruling.

On Thursday, the New York City mayor promised that he would actually lift the mandate this time.

“I’ve always said that science will lead us out of the pandemic, and because we’ve followed the data showing the number of cases is steadily falling, we’ve knocked back the latest COVID-19 wave. New Yorkers showed up when we needed them most and set us on the path to lowering risk,” Adams said.

Furious parents sought answers from the mayor, but Adams has avoided any encounter with them while attending a plethora of social events, including a party with Cara Delevingne in the new One Vanderbilt skyscraper, as well as a trip to meet Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband. see Matthew Broderick appear in Broadway play Plaza Suite.

Adams has also been featured at the elite, members-only club Zero Bond, hanging out on April 28 with supermodel Naomi Campbell and Grammy award-winning singer Jon Batiste.

On the mayor’s most recent outing, he once again stood shoulder to shoulder with the elite as he attended the Met Gala last week.

While Adams’ partying sparked parental anger, city health commissioner Vasan also faced criticism for supporting the mayor’s restriction policies and claiming the toddler masks mandate will remain “indefinitely.”

The comment last month prompted more than 100 parents to protest outside city hall, while dozens of others held demonstrations outside Vasan’s home, where they reportedly hurled death threats at the health commissioner.

The parents who signed a letter last month condemned the personal attacks on Vasan and hoped the officials would be willing to meet with them after noting that he would like to speak to the parents in person in a non-hostile environment.

A parent posted a photo to Twitter of her young son making his own plea on his face mask

A parent posted a photo to Twitter of her young son making his own plea on his face mask

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