Mayor de Blasio says he would possibly require individuals to get COVID-19 booster pictures in the event that they wish to attend live shows, eating places and related indoor venues, as the brand new Omicron variant continues to unfold citywide.
“I feel it’s a good query that we’re going to investigate now – with all of our approaches to COVID, we’re going to replace them, as a result of we’re coping with some new challenges at this second,” de Blasio stated Friday throughout his weekly look of WNYC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Present.”
“So, that will likely be checked out together with a collection of different actions, as a result of it’s actually dynamic proper now.”
Such a brand new mandate might embrace a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Presently, town requires proof of only a single jab to enter sure indoor companies — together with all indoor eating places, leisure venues and gymnasiums.
De Blasio was responding to a query from Lehrer on whether or not town ought to require individuals consuming indoors or attending live shows to point out proof they’ve been totally vaccinated — versus simply having had one shot of the vaccine.
As of Saturday afternoon, there have been eight circumstances of the Omicron variant detected statewide, together with seven within the metropolis.
Final month, town prolonged eligibility for added booster pictures to everybody 18 and older, supplied it’s been at the very least six months since their preliminary Moderna or Pfizer booster or at the very least two months since a Johnson & Johnson dose.