As the risk of spreading COVID-19 continues to trend down in the Big Apple, New York City mayor Eric Adams announced he will remove vaccine requirements for indoor dining, fitness and entertainment venues on March 7.
Still though, the announcement will have no practical effect on Kyrie Irving’s availability for the Brooklyn Nets during home games as Adams’ order does not apply to private sector requirements for vaccines, reports The Athletic.
Fabien Levy, the mayor’s press secretary, confirmed the publication’s report. Adams stipulated this would all happen if there were “no surprises this week.”
Irving has chosen to remain unvaccinated and has only been playing away games for the Nets due to the city and Nets’ vaccination mandate. While he’s not able to play at the Barclays Center, he is able now to attend home games as a spectator.
Kyrie has been the only Nets superstar to suit up for the team in recent weeks as Kevin Durant recovers from a sprained MCL and newly-acquired All-Star Ben Simmons continues to fight back soreness. At 32-29, Brooklyn is currently the No. 8 seed in the East.