Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted as 70% of Adult New Yorkers Have Received First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine – Governor.NY.gov

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The State's health guidance andNew York Forwardindustry specific guidelinesincluding social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracingare now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.

Unvaccinated individuals continue to be responsible for wearing masks, in accordance with federal CDCguidance. Consistent with the State'simplementationof the recent CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals. Further, the State's health guidelines continue to be in effect forlarge-scale indoor event venues, pre-K to grade 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes,and health care settings per CDC guidelines.

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Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted as 70% of Adult New Yorkers Have Received First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine - Governor.NY.gov

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