Extra Extra: The six places you will still need to wear a mask next week
It’s Monday afternoon in New York, where Mayor Eric Adams has “spoke with the team owner” about Kyrie Irving returning to the field at Brooklyn Nets home games. Here’s what else is going on:
- New York is lifting its interior masking mandates next week in all but these six places: subways and buses, medical facilities, Broadway theaters, jails and jails, homeless shelters and any private businesses that choose to keep the mandates in place.
- In New York public schools, which will also see mask mandates dissolve next week, vaccination rates vary greatly by income. The district that includes the Upper East Side and Tribeca has recorded an 80% vaccination rate. But in the district that includes Brownsville and parts of eastern New York, only 38% of students have received at least one injection.
- FIFA is ban russia to participate in qualifying matches for the World Cup.
- At Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani protested the invasion of Ukraine by sending models down the catwalk without Music.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been confirmed to be the voice of paddington bear in Ukrainian dubbed versions of Paddington and Paddington 2.
- Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider says Ukrainians use his song “We’re not going to take it” as a resistance battle anthem, and it is honored.
- The Cut has a compelling and complicated piece about the rise of black women possession of firearms.
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- And finally, piiii: