New York to undertake new Covid steering for absolutely vaccinated individuals Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo says
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Two weeks after their ultimate Covid-19 vaccine dose, individuals not have to put on a face masks or keep 6 ft away from others in most settings, whether or not outdoor or indoors, Cuomo mentioned, following the CDC’s up to date public well being steering launched Thursday.
They are going to nonetheless have to put on a masks when touring by airplane, bus or prepare in addition to in sure locations akin to at hospitals, faculties or at institutions that require them, he mentioned. Unvaccinated individuals and people with compromised immune methods ought to proceed to put on masks, he mentioned.
Cuomo first ordered all New Yorkers to put on a face overlaying whereas in public in April of final 12 months.
“Let’s get again to life,” Cuomo mentioned throughout a press convention. “In case you are vaccinated, you might be protected. No masks, no social distancing.”
Greater than 9.9 million grownup New Yorkers have had no less than one dose of a Covid vaccine, in line with Cuomo. Roughly 8.3 million grownup New Yorkers are absolutely vaccinated, he mentioned. The state’s positivity fee, or the full proportion of exams returning optimistic for Covid, is at 1.1% as of Sunday, its lowest degree since Sept. 29, Cuomo mentioned.
“We’re managing Covid; we have not defeated Covid,” he mentioned. “We nonetheless have extra work to do on vaccinations.”
Cuomo additionally introduced the New York Metropolis Marathon, the world’s greatest marathon, is returning on Nov. 7. The race will allow 33,000 runners, or 60% of capability. Well being and security tips shall be in place, topic to alter as race day approaches, Cuomo mentioned.
“That is about rekindling the spirit of New York,” Cuomo mentioned. “You may open buses, you may open subways, you may open companies, however we have to get the exuberance again.”