Starting tomorrow, fully vaccinated individuals no longer have to wear a face mask in most public settings across NYS.
Governor Cuomo made the announcement yesterday, bringing the state in line with the latest CDC guidance.
Masks are still required of partially or unvaccinated residents. Also, individual business owners can still mandate them at their own discretion.
Additionally, face coverings remain mandatory in all Pre-K to 12 schools, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, healthcare centers and on public transit.
This will be the case until more people are fully immunized.
In Cortland County, 42.9% of the total population has at least one vaccine dose, including 52.0% of adults 18+.
Just under 40% have completed their series.
Appointments are still available for a one-dose Johnson & Johnson clinic scheduled for this Wednesday from 4-6 pm.
County health department and Guthrie Cortland staff will hold that event at the SUNY Cortland ice arena.
Click here to register.
Tompkins County reports 62.6% of its population with at least one dose and 55% completed.
The TCHD is now prioritizing young people 12 to 15 years old with several upcoming Pfizer clinics this week, in partnership with Cayuga Health System and local school districts:
- Dryden Central School District: 5/19
- Newfield Senior High School: 5/20
- The Shops at Ithaca Mall: 5/22
Register here for these clinics or by call 2-1-1 Tompkins/Cortland.
Statewide, 41.8% of New Yorkers have completed their vaccine series, including 52.2% of those 18 and older.
Yesterday’s seven-day average positivity rate was the lowest since September 29 at 1.11%, marking 42 straight days of decline.
Cortland County’s progress lags slightly behind, recording a 2.7% positivity rate over the past seven days.
There are 68 active cases and three people in the hospital.