Cuomo ending NY’s coronavirus state of emergency

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Gov. Cuomo said Wednesday New York’s COVID-19 state of emergency will end Thursday.

It has been in place since March 7, 2020.

Most COVID restrictions have already been lifted. However, The state of emergency helped make sure there were enough cleaning, testing, lab supplies and space for healthcare professionals during the height of the pandemic.

The state says CDC guidelines on mask wearing for unvaccinated individuals, public transit and certain indoor facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, correctional facilities and homeless shelters will continue.

The governor stresses victory over the virus should not mean the disappearance of vigilance. Hear about why by watching the video of Dan Levy’s story.