Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2022

  1. New York City says it will end school mask and indoor proof-of-vaccination mandates. - NY Times
  2. Mayor Adams ends vaccine mandate for indoor patrons, announces color-coded warning system for COVID-19 - Gothamist
  3. Mayor Eric Adams Lifts Restaurant Vaccine Checks. Some Owners Might Keep Them Anyway - The City
  4. CDC says most Americans can now take off masks as Covid cases plummet - Politico
  5. 52% of NYC public school students are fully vaccinated. Check your school’s rate here. - Chalkbeat
  6. There’s a 42% Gap Between the Most and Least Vaccinated School Districts in NYC - The City
  7. Adams calls end of masking in schools a ‘symbol that we are back’ - Gothamist
  8. NY COVID hospitalizations fall below 2,000 for first time since November - NY Post
  9. New York City Is Rolling Back Pandemic Restrictions. Is It Too Soon? - NY Times
  10. Adams Plan to Remove Homeless People From the Subway ‘Right Away’ Has Hit a Delay - The City
  11. Hochul announces New York will not do business with Russia - Gothamist
  12. Tap for the fare cap: Unlimited subway and bus rides after 12 OMNY taps start Monday - AM NY
  13. NYC schools received a windfall in relief dollars. Some are struggling to spend it. - Chalkbeat
  14. Is Manhattan’s Back-to-the-Office Moment Finally Here? - The City
  15. N.Y.C. will soon end its main contact-tracing program for the coronavirus. - NY Times
  16. Food banks, pantries in high demand as inflation surges ahead of pandemic's third year - Gothamist
  17. Raising Crosswalks to Make Deadly Intersections Safer in New York - NY Times
  18. Former consultant for Russian oligarchs advising Adams on global affairs - Politico
  19. Port Authority reveals possible alternatives to LaGuardia AirTrain - AM NY
  20. NYC schools Chancellor David Banks outlines fixes for ‘broken’ education department - Chalkbeat
  21. Kathy Hochul unveils plan for ‘permanent’ takeout cocktails - NY Post
  22. Dilapidated Apartments, Lousy Landlords Plague NYC’s Sprawling ‘Scattered-Site’ Supportive Housing Network - City Limits
  23. Top NYC officials call for student COVID-19 vaccine mandate by next school year - NY Post
  24. Adams met with LGBTQ leaders amid controversy over his appointments - Daily News
  25. NYC Street Vendor Enforcement Back at Pre-Pandemic Levels, Despite Shift Away From NYPD - City Limits
  26. UES Senator To Adams: Keep Vaccine Requirements In NYC - Patch
  27. School mask mandate will continue for youngest NYC students, City Hall says as end of policy looms - Gothamist
  28. Scrap That: UES Getting New Compost Site Amid High Demand - Patch
  29. Judge in redistricting case declines to halt New York's elections, but floats statewide specials in 2023 - Politico
  30. New York is about to let noncitizens vote. It could reshape local politics forever. - Politico
  31. ‘Happy but wary’: The restaurant industry holds its breath as NYC lifts key vax mandate - Gothamist
  32. Library workers help police nab man wanted for string of attacks on Asian women - Gothamist
  33. Will this be the year New York extends public insurance to undocumented people? - City & State
  34. Antisemitic Hate Crimes Spike 400 Percent In NYC - Patch
  35. Climate Change Research Begins in Central Park - Our Town
  36. This Busy UES Intersection Needs A Bus Stop, Lawmakers Tell MTA - Patch
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