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The Only Republican Mayoral Candidate Fernando Mateo Calls for Immediate REPEAL of the NY HERO ACT Following CDC REVERSAL that No Masks Needed After Vaccination

NEW YORK – May 14, 2021: The U.S. Center for Disease Control issued a REVERSAL of their position mandating masks in public as well as in enclosed spaces for fully vaccinated people to guard against the spread of COVID-19. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the new guidance was based on a sharp reduction in cases, expansion of vaccines to younger people, and vaccine efficacy against coronavirus variants.

Meanwhile, New York is committed to keeping the fake HERO Act (a.k.a. “Villain Act”) in place, exposing businesses to the threat of litigation over the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

In reply, the ONLY Republican candidate for New York City Mayor Fernando Mateo issued the following statement:

“The CDC’s decision to rescind mask requirements for vaccinated people was based on science, facts, and clear evidence,” said Mateo. He added that, “The CDC totally negated the Democrat disaster known as the Villain Act which should be repealed without delay.”

“This flawed law is a betrayal. Resistance to repealing the Villain Act only shows that Democrats are working against the best interests of the people and economy,” Mateo concluded.

“As Mayor, I will not enforce misguided Socialist policies that will put businesses out of business,” Mateo declared. “I will actively work to repeal the Villain Act to protect jobs, safety, and health freedoms,” he stated.

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BACKGROUND: On Thursday, May 13, almost the same day the CDC issued its reversal on masks for vaccinated people, candidate for New York City Mayor Fernando Mateo convened approximately 25 businesses in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to outline his “Jobs & Safety Agenda” to save New York City and jointly call for the repeal of the Villain Act. You can access Mateo's original statement calling for Repeal of the Radical Covid Regulation here or at <<https://www.mateothemayor.com/post/repeal-radical-covid-regulations-now>>.

The CDC’s guidance raises serious issues with New York’s Villain law which is based on false claims, zero science, and political perception – aiding disgruntled employees and their lawyers to extort of businesses in Court over "soon to be determined" COVID protections that are largely not needed as per CDC guidance.

You can view "Mateo's Business Roundtable Tour" meeting in Bay Ridge here on Facebook at https://fb.watch/5uvouK5QC9/

To speak with Fernando Mateo please contact press@mateothemayor.com