Vaccinated New Yorkers Can Ditch Their Face Masks Even Indoors, The City Marathon New York is coming back and the Radio City Music Hall will reopen to vaccinated audiences, the governor announced Monday Andrew Cuomo in a series of announcements aimed at speeding up the state’s reopening.
“Let’s come back to life“, He said Cuomo, speaking from the great auditorium of the Radio City Music Hall. “If you are vaccinated, you are safe. No masks. No social distancing“. After a delay of several days, Cuomo said the state is adopting a new guide on masks that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published last week.
The unvaccinated and immunosuppressed people should continue to wear a mask and maintain social distancing, but people who have completed their series of inoculations no longer have to do so as of Wednesday. Masks will still be necessary for everyone in certain settings, such as schools and nursing homes.
Cuomo made the announcement hours after night service on the city’s subway New York resumed for the first time in more than a year as the city continued to emerge from the pandemic of coronavirus. New cases of the virus have plummeted across the state in recent weeks, down 78% since the end of March.
The New York City Marathonsaid the governor, he will return on November 7. For now, the capacity is limited to 33,000 runners, but Cuomo said the restriction could change in the coming months if things continue to improve.
The Radio City Music Hall will reopen in June at full capacity, but only for vaccinated people, with a red carpet event for the TriBeCa Cine Festival.
The city’s two professional basketball teams, the Knicks and the NetsThey will also be able to expand attendance capacity for upcoming playoff games, with most seats reserved for people who have been vaccinated. The governor had previously announced that many restrictions on businesses will be relaxed on Wednesday, including rules that previously limited occupancy.
Effective Wednesday, NYS will adopt the CDC’s new mask & social distancing guidance for vaccinated people.
Unvaccinated people should continue to wear a mask.
Masks will still be required on public transit, in schools & some communal settings. Private venues may require masks.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 17, 2021
As for the reopening of the metro, the first morning of uninterrupted train service went well, said the president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Pat Foye.
“We are very happy to bring back the 24/7 service“, He said Foye on the radio WINS. “It is important for the New York economy, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, etc., to get customers and employees to and from, and it is also important from a psychological point of view”.
The system was shut down between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. starting April 30, 2020 so that trains and stations could be disinfected. The nightly closure was reduced from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. in February.
Mayor Bill de Blasio It said Monday that the city would add 250 more police officers to the subway system to combat a surge in crime, including several cuts last week.
Foye said that the MTA would send 100 more of its own officers and 100 more private security contractors to the system to supplement the presence of the New York Police Department.
(With information from The Associated Press) .-