COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions Lifted as Vaccinations Progress And Cases Decline

On May 3 Governor Cuomo announced that beginning on May 19 pandemic restrictions will be lifted in most industries as a result of vaccination progress and COVID-19 cases decline. Social distancing, masks and other health protocols will still apply.

Business capacity limits will be replaced with maintaining six feet of social distancing. In New York outdoor social gatherings increase to 500 people on May 10 and indoor social gatherings limits increase to 250 on May 19. This will apply across commercial settings including retail, food services, gym and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services as well as houses of worship.

Outdoor residential gathering limit is removed and indoor residential limits increases to 50 people on May 19.

Large-scale indoor venue capacity increases to 30% and large scale outdoor venue capacity increased to 33% on May 19. This applies to outdoor music concerts, live entertainment, sports games and more. For events in excess of the social gathering limits individuals must present proof of vaccination or recent negative test.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said in response to New York State lifting capacity restrictions, “The upcoming lifting of capacity restrictions is a historic and hardearned milestone in our quest to defeat COVID-19. Our goal in Nassau County has been to vaccinate as many people possible as fast as possible so that we could fully reopen and return to our normal lives.

vaccine at cvsWith 7 out of 10 adults who’ve received at least one vaccine dose in Nassau County, I’m proud that we have one of the highest vaccination rates in the State. As vaccination numbers continue to grow and new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to rapidly decline – now is the time to reopen. Nassau is ready to reopen – our residents are ready, our businesses and downtowns are ready – let’s do this.”

Schedule your vaccine appointment today. All New Yorkresidents 16+ are now eligible for the vaccine COVID-19 vaccines have different age requirements: Pfizer 16+; Moderna 18+; and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen 18+.

Coronavirus Vaccination hotline for seniors and homebound residents  (Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 4:45pm)    516-227-9590


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