New York State Governor Cuomo said on Monday (May 17) that New York State will allow people who have completed vaccination from Wednesday to not need to wear masks in most public places.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidelines that people who have completed COVID-19 vaccination no longer need to wear masks outdoors, and they do not need to wear masks in most places indoors.
Cuomo said that people still need to wear masks when taking public transportation, and they must also wear masks in schools and some community settings such as nursing homes. He added: “Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear masks.”
Cuomo said New York State health officials decided to lift the mask order after reviewing the new CDC guidelines. As of Monday, about 52% of adults in New York State have been vaccinated, and 61.8% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
California will continue to maintain the mask order in the next month. New Jersey will lift the outdoor mask order, and people will still be required to wear masks indoors.