New York to Drop Mask Requirements as New Jersey Drops Remote Learning

By Paul Riegler on 17 May 2021
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New York State will adopt the CDC’s new guidelines for face masks for vaccinated individuals, its governor announced Monday afternoon.

“No masks, no social distancing,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference at Radio City Music Hall. The policy, which will be fully in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will go into effect for vaccinated people on Wednesday.

Vaccinated people will still be required to don face masks when entering schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and businesses that require face coverings as well as on planes, trains, buses, and on public transit.

Meanwhile unvaccinated people will be required to wear face masks indoors and out when in public, he said.

The dramatic change in one of the hardest hit states in the nation comes after some 52% of New Yorkers had received at least one inoculation against the coronavirus and 43% had received two and were fully vaccinated.

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