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New York Health Commissioner Warns Against Big Holiday Gatherings

NYC Health Commissioner
New York City's Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi

New York City officials are warning folks to be careful with gatherings for Passover and Easter.

New York City’s Health Commissioner Dr. David Chokshi calls the next few weeks a crucial time in the pandemic because he says the city is seeing a worryingly high level of cases. He says holiday gatherings should be small and outdoors if possible.

“And remember that the virus hitches a ride on our relationship. If you do chose to celebrate in person, please wear a snug fitting face covering and keep distance.”

Meanwhile, there are new pop up vaccine sites open now through Sunday at a number of public housing buildings throughout the city. Mayor de Blasio says this is an effort to increase vaccine equity. The city has now administered more than 4.1 million vaccine doses.