Meet Your Mayor

COVID Recovery

Answer the questions below to see which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most

Welcome to Meet Your Mayor, which shows you how the candidates’ stands fit with your take on the issues that matter most to New Yorkers.

If you’re new to Meet Your Mayor, learn more about how it works and what to expect now through the June 22 primary.

Answer the following four questions on the city’s COVID-19 recovery to see which candidates for mayor most closely match the future you want to see for New York City.

Mandatory Vaccinations

As of March 12, nearly 1.5 million NYC residents have been fully or partially vaccinated. Yet the city lags the rest of the state and nation — and many first responders and even health care workers are reportedly refusing.

Question 1 of 4

Should New York consider mandatory vaccinations (with appropriate medical exemptions) if voluntary uptake of COVID vaccines does not reach sufficient levels?

Candidates who agree with you

Open Streets

With indoor dining shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19, NYC’s current mayor let restaurants temporarily set up sidewalk and street tables. Designated streets are also closed to traffic.

Question 2 of 4

Should the Open Streets program, including outdoor dining, become permanent?

Candidates who agree with you

Economic Relief

COVID shutdowns have taken a severe toll on many workers, devastating income and prompting long lines at food pantries. Government unemployment and aid programs do not reach many New Yorkers, especially immigrants.

Question 3 of 4

Should NYC provide economic relief to undocumented immigrants who do not qualify for federal aid?

Candidates who agree with you

School Reopening

NYC’s current mayor has committed to keeping public school buildings open for hybrid learning for families that have selected it, while most students learn remotely. Still, owing to staff shortages, many students in classrooms continue to learn on screens.

Question 4 of 4

Which statement most closely reflects your view of Mayor de Blasio’s approach to school reopening?

Candidates who agree with you

Your COVID Recovery Matches

  • June 15, 2021: Added quotes for Joycelyn Taylor on mandatory vaccinations, open streets and economic relief.
  • June 8, 2021: Updated Ray McGuire’s answer on school reopening and added answers on mandatory vaccinations and economic relief.
  • May 9, 2021: Added Art Chang, Aaron Foldenauer, Paperboy Prince, Joycelyn Taylor and Isaac Wright Jr.
  • March 25, 2021: Added Maya Wiley position and statement on school reopening.
  • March 24, 2021: Dianne Morales’ campaign changed their submitted answers on mandatory vaccinations.

Reporting by Ann Choi and Mónica Cordero, development by Will Welch, editing by Alyssa Katz. Candidate images from Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY, Alejandro Durán/THE CITY, Shutterstock and campaign websites.