Cuomo Says Hit 70% Vaccination In State, Most Restrictions Will Be Lifted

Albany, N.Y. - Governor Cuomo today announced a goal for New Yorkers, 70% vaccination

Currently, the state is at 68.6%. It's believed we could hit the goal in 8 days. He said once we hit that goal all restrictions will be lifted.
Cuomo said "I feel comfortable saying to the people of this state, we can relax virtually all restrictions," he said. "We will be back to life as normal." Cuomo hinted that could be as soon as 8 days from now.

Those restrictions would include, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting, health screening, contact tracing.

He also said the state needs to increase its effort targeting zip codes where vaccination numbers are low.

Cuomo cleared up a little confusion today saying that the state will align rules and regulations regarding outdoor activity at schools with the rules set up for summer camps. He said the schools have a choice to allow kids to be mask-free when outside on the playground, but masks still required indoors for now. Summer camps are allowed to go mask-free for outdoor activity according to the CDC.

Governor Cuomo said the state has seen its 63rd straight day of COVID numbers in decline. The positivity rate is .66% and there were just 9 deaths to report.

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