New York to Follow CDC’s Latest Guidelines on Mask Wearing and Social Distancing for Those Vaccinated
Today, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that, beginning Wednesday, May 19, mask and social distancing requirements will be lifted for those who have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 Virus.
Mr. Cuomo said that those who were immunocompromised individuals should continue to wear a mask and social distance yet those who’ve been vaccinated are safe.
“No masks, no social distancing. We’re also going to follow the CDC’s guidelines that you will still need to wear a mask on public transportation, the Subways, the buses, nursing homes, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, schools, and healthcare facilities,” said the Governor.
Last Thursday, the CDC released a statement concerning the fully vaccinated: “Today, the CDC is updating our guidance for fully vaccinated people. Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing.”
On that day, their representative expressed great confidence in the efficacy of the vaccines used thus far in the fight against the pandemic.
During today’s press conference, which took place at Radio City Music Hall, the Governor shared news of the NYC Marathon’s return on November 7 at 60% capacity. As well, he spoke of the Tribeca Film Festival for which its closing night at Radio City will have a full audience filled totally with those vaccinated against COVID-19.
The following video of the Governor at Radio City come courtesy of his office: