Williams ‘deeply frustrated’ by late efforts to protect New Yorkers amid Omicron wave


New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams said on Dec. 20 that, while he is encouraged by some of the announced efforts to protect New Yorkers amid an Omicron wave, he is “deeply frustrated that they were not already in place.”

“While expansion in testing and provision of at-home rapid tests are essential, the long lines across the city waiting for those tests show an abundant lack of preparation by the city,” said Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, who continue to isolate following his positive COVID-19 diagnosis on Friday.