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State lifts majority of virus restrictions as vaccination rate reaches 70%

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(WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that New York State will lift the majority of its COVID-19 restrictions effective immediately.

On June 7, Governor Cuomo said restrictions would be lifted once 70% of adults in New York received at least one dose of the vaccination.

Monday evening, the CDC reported 70% of adults in the state received at least one dose.

The following state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted across the following commercial and social settings:

  • Sports and recreation
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Trade
  • Child Care
  • Camps
  • Food Services
  • Offices
  • Real Estate
  • Buildings
  • Agriculture
  • Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Amusement Parks and Entertainment Facilities
  • Personal Care Services
  • Gyms
  • Retail
  • Malls
  • Movie Theaters

This means, the following state-mandated restrictions have been lifted:

  • Social Gathering Limits
  • Capacity Restrictions
  • Social Distancing
  • Health Screening
  • Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols
  • Contact Information and Tracing

Cuomo said, per the CDC, masks and other virus precautions still exist for health care settings.

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