Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he’s watching the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closely to make decisions about masking requirements in indoor settings.
Other parts of the country have returned to mask mandates- indoors, even for vaccinated people due to the rise of the delta variant.
The CDC made the recommendations this week citing new information about the delta variant’s ability to spread among vaccinated people.
“New Yorkers beat back COVID before — going from the highest positivity rate on the globe to one of the lowest — by staying smart, following the science, and having each other’s backs, and that’s exactly what we’ll keep doing in this next phase of the pandemic,” Cuomo said. “We are reviewing the CDC’s new recommendations closely in consultation with federal and state health experts.”
The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors at schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination status.
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