New Yorkers continue to wait on word from Cuomo after CDC eases guidance for mask wearing

New Yorkers continue to wait on word from Cuomo after CDC eases guidance for mask wearing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to say whether he’ll change his state’s mask or social distancing rules in light of new federal guidance that eases rules for fully vaccinated people. Cuomo said Thursday that the state’s mask mandate is still in place as his administration reviews the new federal guidance and consults with health officials in neighboring states. His office said there’s no immediate update Friday. In April 2020, the governor first required all people in New York over age 2 to wear a mask when out in public or unable to distance themselves from others.

 

Photo: FILE – In this June 15, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo removes a mask as he holds a news conference in Tarrytown, N.Y. ” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)