Last updated on June 23rd, 2021 at 08:30 pm

New York lifts Most Covid restrictions 'effective immediately'Now that 70% of adults have at least one vaccine shot, with about 9.8 million people fully vaccinated, Governor Cuomo announced lifting the state’s Covid-19 Restrictions and New York  Forward Industry Guidance for eating and drinking establishments.

Effective Immediately the Following Covid Restrictions, are Optional:

  • social gathering limits,
  • capacity restrictions,
  • social distancing,
  • cleaning and disinfection,
  • health screenings,
  • contact information for tracing

Are Businesses Required to Lift Restrictions?

  • No.  Businesses can lift all, some or none of the restrictions. It’s optional.
  • They are free to choose as long as they adhere to the federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Businesses may ask guests for proof of vaccination but are not required to.

Do We Still Have to Wear Masks?

  • Individuals that are unvaccinated remain responsible to wear masks as per CDC guidance
  • Businesses can require masks regardless of vaccination status as long as they comply with all federal and state laws, like the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Masks will continue to be required in places where the CDC recommends:
    • public transportation,
    • large scale indoor event venues
    • indoor schooling
  • The state will allow schools and camps to decide whether to require masks for children during outdoor activities.

Congratulations NYC!!…We Did it! 

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