NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York is adopting the new CDC guidance on masks and social distancing for vaccinated people starting Wednesday, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The announcement was made during a live coronavirus briefing on Monday, following updated guidance last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying all fully vaccinated people could ditch the masks indoors.
Masks will still be required on public transportation, in nursing homes, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, schools and health care facilities.
Individual businesses can still require masks if they choose.
Cuomo urged people who are unvaccinated and immunocompromised to continue to wear a mask and social distance.
Effective Wednesday, NYS will adopt the CDC's new mask & social distancing guidance for vaccinated people.
Unvaccinated people should continue to wear a mask.
Masks will still be required on public transit, in schools & some communal settings. Private venues may require masks.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 17, 2021