Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that the vast majority of New York’s coronavirus restrictions and safety measures will be lifted once 70% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine—which he estimated could happen within the next two weeks.
All capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection requirements, health screenings ,and contact tracing would be lifted.
He added that some mask requirements could remain based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There will also be “institutional guidelines” for large venues (including ones with unvaccinated sections), schools, public transit, hospitals, and nursing homes.
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NY State To Lift Most COVID Restrictions Once 70% Of Adults Partially Vaccinated https://t.co/vas42L2IAS
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) June 7, 2021
68.9% of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose and 59.8% have completed their vaccine series (Per CDC).
-75,883 doses were administered over past 24 hours
-19,614,673 doses administered to date pic.twitter.com/zqferLZwKe
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 8, 2021