While COVID-19 vaccinations won’t be required, city employees are heading back into the office Monday, May 3.

"I think with our public workforce, we need them to come back to their offices,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said about the move. “We'll make more impact that way, we'll serve more people that way. I think it will send a powerful message to the city about our comeback as well."

Last month, the Mayor's Office approved plans for 65 mayoral offices and agencies to return to work in-person.

The city has spent over $206 million to prepare buildings for workers to return.

The Mayoral Restart Taskforce approved each agency's plan, along with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Department of Health.

Wearing masks at all times will be recommended, but it won't be mandatory.