Life As You Knew It Is Coming Back to New York

Cuomo lifts COVID restrictions on almost all businesses.

6/15/2021 10:31:00 PM

Nearly all of New York's COVID restrictions are being lifted, now that 70 percent of adults in the state are at least partially vaccinated

Cuomo lifts COVID restrictions on almost all businesses.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo told a packed, maskless room at One World Trade Center that nearly all of the state’s restrictions had been lifted, because 70 percent of adults in New York have been at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus. Once the epicenter of the global pandemic, Cuomo said the state has dropped from the highest test-positivity rate in the country, 48 percent at the height of the pandemic, to one of the lowest, at 0.4 percent. On the same day, New York reported 160 positive cases and five deaths. “This is a momentous day and we deserve it,” he said. “What does 70 percent mean? That means that we can now return to life as we know it.”

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Effectively immediately, the state will no longer require most businesses to use measures meant to mitigate the spread of the virus. The state will cease to enforce capacity limits that forced restaurants to space out tables and theaters to leave open seats. Partitions and disinfection protocols for other businesses will no longer be enforced. Mandatory temperature checks to enter commercial buildings will also end, as will contract-tracing forms and mask mandates. Businesses may choose to still ask patrons to space out or wear masks, but they won’t have the force of law behind them.

Masks will still be required on public transit, in schools, and in health-care settings, Cuomo said, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines. But as soon as the agency updates its guidance, those requirements will be tweaked, he said.

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