NYC Mayor Adams set to end COVID vaccine mandates for private sector, student athletes — but city worker rule stays

Mayor Adams is expected to announce Tuesday that he’s scrapping the city’s coronavirus vaccine mandates for private sector employees and student athletes — but the

inoculation requirement for municipal workers will stay in place, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Implemented by former Mayor Bill de Blasio, the private

sector and student mandates have been in place since late last year. The workforce rule, which was the first of its kind in the country when announced by de Blasio in

December, has required all private sector employees in the city to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The second policy has mandated that high school students be vaccinated if

they want to engage in extracurricular sports and activities. Adams was expected to reveal he’s rolling back both mandates during a press conference at City Hall on Tuesday

morning, the two sources confirmed to the Daily News, speaking on condition of anonymity to preempt the announcement. The expected mandate rescission was first reported by

Politico. New York City Mayor Eric Adams (Shawn Inglima/) It was not immediately clear if Adams will end the mandates effective right away or if there’s an extended

timeline. Since taking office in January, Adams has moved methodically to peel back out various COVID-19 restrictions put in place by de Blasio. This spring, Adams

ended the indoor vaccine mandate for restaurants and bars. He took away the mask requirements in public schools around the same time, too. But one pandemic precaution that

he’s not ending at the moment is the vaccine mandate for the city’s municipal workforce, one of the sources said.