“New Yorkers, it’s time to get back to work,” Adams said during a speech at the state Democratic Committee’s Nominating Convention. “You can’t tell me you’re afraid of COVID on Monday and I see you in a nightclub on Sunday.”
The crack sparked laughter among the audience at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.
Adams said that white-collar workers who continued working from home were hurting service-oriented businesses that rely on a steady stream of customers.
“That accountant that’s not in his office space is not going to the cleaners,” he said.
“It’s not going to the restaurant. It’s not allowing the cooks, the waiters, the dishwashers [to make a living].”