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State of Emergency to end in New York


(WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that New York's COVID-19 State of Emergency will end Thursday.

In a tweet, the Governor said:

Fighting COVID & vaccinating New Yorkers are still top priorities, but the emergency chapter of this fight is over. All thanks to New Yorkers who were #NewYorkTough.

On June 15, Cuomo lifted most of the COVID-19 restrictions in the state in response to the CDC's report that 70% of adults in the state received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Additionally, Cuomo announced there will be a "Circle of Heroes Monument" located in Battery Park City in Manhattan.

The monument will be dedicated to essential workers. The center of the monument will contain an eternal flame dedicated to the lives lost during the pandemic.

It is scheduled to open on Labor Day.

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