New York – Get a jab, or get out of town. That’s the message from state Sen. Brad Hoyleman, who introduced legislation called the Fairly Applied Individual Requirements (FAIR) Vaccine Mandates Act.
Hoyleman wants to close a loophole that does not require vaccinating out-of-town athletes and performers who play and perform at indoor venues in the city, even if members of the audience should be.
“I urge Mayor de Blasio to close the loophole,” Hoylemann said. “He could do it today if he wanted to. But if he doesn’t, we’re going to pass a bill in Albany that will force him to do it.”
Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles against the Utah Jazz at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, January 5, 2021. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
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A spokesman for the mayor says City Hall will review the law.
As it stands now, Bradley Beal, an unvaccinated NBA star who plays for the Washington Wizards, may play games in New York City because he is not based here. Yet Kyrie Irving, a vaccine skeptic who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, will not be allowed to play in the city if he is unvaccinated.