Just in time for baseball season and the NBA playoffs, New York City mayor Eric Adams has selectively eliminated the city’s private vaccine mandates for professional athletes and performers.
After being forced to sit out home games for the entire season, Nets star Kyrie Irving will be allowed to play at the Barclays Center during Sunday’s matchup against the Charlotte Hornets.
The change also will make it possible for Yankees three-time All-Star Aaron Judge, who dodged a question about his vaccination status, to play on his home diamond.
“I think we’ll cross that bridge whenever the time comes,” Judge evaded during spring training. “But right now, so many things could change. I’m not really too worried about that right now.”