People who have traveled domestically will no longer be required to quarantine or test upon returning to New York so long as they have been fully vaccinated. International travelers are expected to abide by CDC guidelines for testing and quarantining, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced at his press conference on Wednesday.
In New York, the gradual reopening continues with the vaccine rollout. Beginning on March 22nd, social gatherings can be up to 100 people indoors or 200 outdoors, up from the current 50 person limit. Residential gatherings from 10 to 25 outdoors.
Event venues with less than 10,000 capacity can reopen at 33% capacity on April 2nd. If there is Covid testing, there can be up to 150 people indoors and 500 people outdoors, NBC New York reported.
The state is piloting a ‘coronavirus passport’ program that will allow people to present proof of vaccine or proof a negative test in exchange for attending events.
Boosted vaccine supplies and increased effort to speed up the distribution process have encouraged the efforts to reopen as the number of cases fall and the number of residents vaccinated rise.
Updated Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:33 pm .