Mask Mandate to Lift for Vaccinated New Yorkers

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Governor Cuomo has announced that beginning Wednesday, May 19, New York state will adopt the CDC’s new indoor mask and social distancing guidance for those who’ve been fully vaccinated.

The new CDC guidance, updated on May 16, states that “Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”

According to the CDC, individuals are considered fully vaccinated either “2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines” or “2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.”

In other Monday updates, the MTA resumes 24/7 subway service today, and the New York City Marathon will return on November 7, with registration opening June 8.

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