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Mask mandate lifted effective Wednesday for fully-vaccinated New Yorkers

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that there would be no mask mandate for vaccinated New Yorkers effective Wednesday.

He said the state will adopt Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance regaridng masks and social distancing.

The governor said that private venues can continue to require masks if they choose.

Meanwhile, unvaccinated New Yorkers are encouraged to continue wearing a mask.

He announced a number of other changes to restrictions previously set in place.