Eric Adams says he wants to end NYC’s school mask mandate, calls himself ‘conservative’ on crime
Mayor-elect Eric Adams took to the airwaves Sunday and declared he wants to nix mask mandates in the classroom and called himself “conservative” on public safety.
Adams fears masks are stopping students from making friends and said he wants to end the school mask mandate when he takes office come Jan. 1.
“If we can find a safe way to do it, I look forward to getting rid of the mask,” Adams told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning.
“Part of the socialization of a child is that smile.”
“Not being able to see the smiles of our children has a major impact.”
“But it must be done with the science so we don’t go back to closing our city down.”
As recently as Thursday city officials could not say what it would take to lift the mask requirement in public schools, even as kids aged 5 and up can now get the COVID-19 vaccine.