Posted BY: Cristina Laila

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday declared a monkeypox state of emergency.

Adams’ emergency declaration comes after Governor Hochul issued a state of emergency for the state of New York.

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NYC currently makes up 25% of the US’s monkeypox cases.

“We are continuing to see the numbers rise,” Mayor Adams said in a statement. “This order will bolster our existing efforts to educate, vaccinate, test, and treat as many New Yorkers as possible and ensure a whole-of-government response to this outbreak.”

“Monday’s emergency executive order allows the mayor to suspend local laws, and enact new health rules.” Fox 5 NY reported.

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