The White House said it supported the effort, and a restaurant trade group in the city said the rules could stave off new shut down orders.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the tough restrictions were necessary to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated and curtail a third wave of coronavirus cases.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted to focus on increasing vaccination rates, and worried requiring face coverings would remove an incentive.
Louisiana and San Francisco brought back indoor mask requirements, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted New Yorkers to focus on vaccinations.
Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” encouraged vaccinated New Yorkers to wear masks indoors again, especially when others around them could be unvaccinated.
The mayor said vaccinated New Yorkers needed to mask up inside because of C.D.C. guidance involving areas of high transmission, but he did not require masks.
Cleanup crews are clearing encampments, but advocates say the sweeps just move people from one place to another and fail to address the housing crisis.
The Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater will use the funds, along with $7 million from the city over the last eight years, for an expanded South Bronx space.
“Masks can be helpful,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “but they don’t change the basic reality. Vaccination does.”
The city is grappling with a new surge in cases and questions. The only shared emotion is uncertainty.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York announced that next month there will be a concert in Central Park to celebrate the city’s recovery from the coronavirus, with performances from LL Cool J, Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen.
Municipal union leaders bristled at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that workers must get vaccinated or tested weekly, while city workers had mixed reactions.
Some major New York employers have already moved toward mandating vaccination for workers, but many others haven’t taken that step.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new requirement that will apply to roughly 340,000 employees, including teachers and police officers.
California and New York City announced the mandates for their employees, while the Department of Veterans Affairs said frontline health care workers must get vaccinated or face possible termination.
Many homeless people who have been living in hotels during the pandemic were frustrated and confused as they were loaded onto buses and taken to crowded group shelters.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday also became the first federal agency to mandate that some of its employees get inoculated.
New outbreaks have companies weighing their options.
The debate over mandates is intensifying as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus surges in many parts of the United States.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said the city might broaden the number of city workers required to get vaccinated or tested weekly.
I’m done with masks and lockdowns.
The concerts, which are to run between Aug. 16 to Aug. 21, are being organized to celebrate the city’s reopening and promote tourism.
The Delta variant has driven up coronavirus case counts, and some experts worry that the vaccination effort is moving too slowly.
On Wednesday, the city announced that all public hospital employees must be vaccinated or face weekly coronavirus testing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said employees of city-run hospitals and health clinics would be required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or be tested on a weekly basis. About 60 percent of the work force has been vaccinated.
The new city policy takes aim at improving vaccination rates at public hospitals. Around 60 percent of workers in the city’s public hospital system are vaccinated.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said he would not support additional indoor mask requirements as the Delta variant fuels rising coronavirus cases in the city, and doubled down on vaccinations as the best defense.
A video of a violent arrest raised questions about balancing a push to enforce laws in the subway against concerns about police abuses.
The decisions come after the Centers for Disease Control relaxed guidelines, urging schools to fully reopen in the fall and to use local health data to determine measures like face coverings.
A federal judge ruled that the city was transferring homeless people to group shelters without adequate consideration for their health.
The city health commissioner said an increase in positive cases was probably because of the number of unvaccinated younger residents.
Bill de Blasio unveiled a $635 million plan to restore the system post-lockdown and give students extra academic and mental health support.
The Lower Manhattan celebration honored workers’ service during the pandemic, but several unions said they would not participate, citing low pay among other complaints.
The positive test rate in the city has crept up near 1 percent in recent days.
The city comptroller, Scott Stringer, wants to regain oversight of the city’s pandemic spending, which he said has been characterized by “overpayment and overpurchasing.”
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Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled the start of in-person classes for the country’s largest school system just three days before they were set to begin, sowing even more confusing among parents and educators.