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Cuomo says New York reviewing CDC guidance on masks

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision to announce reduced mask requirements in most public places- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state would review that information.

The CDC guidance said that vaccinated people- in most circumstances- would be able to go mask-free whether they were indoors or outdoors.

Some balked at the announcement, saying it was premature to put away masks, as immunocompromised people remain at-risk.

However, others said that given the science and data behind an effective vaccine- this step makes sense.

“In New York, we have always relied on the facts and the science to guide us throughout the worst of this pandemic and in our successful reopening. We have received the newly revised guidance from the CDC regarding mask wearing and social distancing for those with vaccinations and are reviewing them in consultation with Dr. Zucker and our partners and health experts in surrounding states,” Cuomo said of the news.