NY creeps closer to 70% vaccination threshold for lifting restrictions

New York is creeping closer to the vaccination threshold at which the state plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2021, 11:37 PM

Updated 1,042 days ago

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New York is creeping closer to the vaccination threshold at which the state plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said the change will occur when 70% of the population over the age of 18 receives at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a press conference held on Wednesday, the governor said, “Today we are at 69.1%,  so another 9/10ths of a percent away from liberation.”
The state may be less than two weeks away from that mark, when it will lift virtually all coronavirus restrictions.
When the state reaches that threshold, Gov. Cuomo says virtually all of the state’s guidelines will become optional. This includes capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection protocols, health screening and the sharing of contact information for tracing purposes.
Eric Levine, of the 317 Main Street restaurant in Farmingdale, tells News 12 the push to normalcy is urgent as the state reports an increase in vaccinations.
“We need this revenue. We need to get back to normal,” says Levine. “For us it would be phenomenal because we could get back to full capacity. We could get back to doing live music and entertainment.”


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