A man with his dog enjoys a sunny day in Central Park, New York as the CDC relaxes mask mandates for those who are vaccinated.
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New York State will adopt the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated people starting Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
People two weeks away from their final Covid-19 vaccine dose You no longer have to wear a face mask or stay 6 feet away from others in most environments, whether outside or inside, Cuomo said, following the CDC updated pubic health advice Published Thursday.
They must continue to wear a mask when traveling by plane, bus, or train, as well as in specific places such as hospitals, schools, or facilities that need them, he said. People who have not been vaccinated and those with compromised immune systems should continue to wear masks, he said.
“Let’s bring it back to life,” Cuomo said during a press conference. “If you’re vaccinated, you’re safe. No masks, no social distancing.”
Cuomo said more than 9.9 million adult New Yorkers had at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. Around 8.3 million adult New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, he said. The state’s rate of positivity, or the total percentage of tests positive for Covid, is 1.1% on Sunday, its lowest level since September 29, Cuomo said.
“We manage Covid, we have not defeated Covid,” he said. “We have more work to do on vaccinations.”
Cuomo also announced that the New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon, will return on November 7th. The race will allow 33,000 runners, or 60% of capacity. Cumoo says there will be health and safety guidelines in place that can change as race day approaches.
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