Outdoor events to drop capacity limits for 6-feet of social distance starting May 19

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Gov. Cuomo announced yesterday that starting May 19, large-scale outdoor event venues will replace capacity limits with the requirement of ensuring enough space for six feet of social distance.

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Fully vaccinated attendees can be spaced next to one another instead of six feet apart in assigned sections.

This applies to outdoor sports, performing arts and live entertainment, and horse and auto racing venues statewide.

Appropriate social distancing, masks and other applicable health protocols still apply.

By June 19, the State will begin to pilot reduced social distancing at large-scale indoor events with assigned, seated sections for fully vaccinated individuals.

Young adults and children under the age of 16 who are not yet eligible for the vaccine may accompany and be seated with a vaccinated adult in these designated sections.

Pfizer could soon offer vaccine to ages 12 to 15


Yesterday’s statewide single-day positivity rate was 1.49%, the lowest it’s been since October 28.

Cortland County’s seven-day rate is just 1.89%.

Over 41-percent of county residents have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine.

Statewide, 47.2% have one dose and 36.4% are completely vaccinated.

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