Gov Cuomo Says Play Ball And Go Swimming

Buffalo, N.Y. - Governor Cuomo speaking today from Sahlen Field in Buffalo, the temporary home for the Toronto Blue Jays, says things still trending in the right direction for New York in its battle against COVID-19.

He said the state's positivity Rate is 1.1% and that that, is one-quarter of what the National Positivity rate is. He announced all other numbers are down as well. 26 people did die in the past 24 hours.

He announced that fans will be allowed into the field to watch the Blue Jays this year, making it the first time in 105 years that a MLB team plays with fans in Buffalo. The Toronto Blue Jays played there last year, but no fans were allowed to watch. He said it will be 50% capacity for vaccinated normal seating and 50% capacity for unvaccinated, 6-foot distancing. Everyone must wear a mask

He said people getting vaccinated at the Blue jays game will be given a free ticket to a Buffalo Bison's game for next year.

He also had good news for beachgoers and swimmers. Pools and beaches can open by Memorial Day weekend, with 6 feet of social distancing. Cuomo says the goal is to have beaches and pools open at 100% capacity by July 4.

Cuomo dismissed criticism that having vaccinated and unvaccinated sections creates "classes" of people. He said the vaccine is free for all and Cuomo said, "If you don't want to get a vaccine, that's your business. I don't want to sit next to you. That's my business"

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