Cuomo: It’s time to get back to living

Gov. Cuomo says it’s time for New Yorkers to get back to living. He made the statement during a COVID briefing on Wednesday.

For the last year, Gov. Cuomo says we’ve been surviving. However, he says with New York’s low positivity rate, it’s time for New Yorkers to start enjoying life again.

Gov. Cuomo says New York has the lowest positivity rate in the country at 0.64%.

At one point last year, the state had the highest positivity rate at 48%. He says looking at the science, it’s time to start enjoying life once again.

More than 57% of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, and at least 65% of adults have received one dose statewide.

Gov. Cuomo’s vaccine focus most recently has been children 12 to 17 years old.

As NewsChannel 13 has reported, one of the incentives is a chance to win a full scholarship to a state college or university.

He announced the first 10 winners of the contest he calls "Get a Shot to Make Your Future."

One of the names on the list is Adam Judson from Albany County.

There will be four more drawings this month.