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Mayor-elect Adams cancels Jan. 1 inauguration event in Brooklyn over COVID concerns

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Mayor-elect Eric Adams announced Tuesday that he’s canceling his Jan. 1 inauguration event as the omicron variant of coronavirus continues to drive up infections and hospitalizations in the city. Adams — who was supposed to be sworn in at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn alongside incoming Comptroller Brad Lander and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams — said they made the decision to cancel the large gathering “after consulting with public health experts.” “Our joint inauguration ceremony will be postponed to a later date in order to prioritize the health of all who were planning to atte…

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