Public Advocate Responds To The Failure Of The City And State To Implement Indoor Mask Requirements

August 2nd, 2021

Press Release

"City and state executives appear to have learned nothing in the last 17 months. The Governor, who claims and exerts power whenever he wants it, denies and defers that power in the face of difficult decisions. He passed the burden to localities, and the Mayor has dangerously dropped it. Our leaders are moving slowly while the Delta variant does anything but. Waiting to see if cases rise is equivalent to inviting them to do so. We need an indoor mask mandate now - we needed it a week ago before the CDC issued their directive. A prioritized push for increased vaccination and interim mask requirements are not mutually exclusive, they are cooperatively necessary.

"New York: Just because the Mayor and Governor have so far failed to adopt CDC guidance doesn't mean we should. To protect ourselves, our neighbors, our city, please mask up in indoor spaces - and if you have not yet, get vaccinated."

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