Almost of 70% of the population in New York has received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine which means good things are to follow!

It is the day we have been looking forward too for almost a year and a half: a return to life as we knew it pre-pandemic, and that day could be only 8 days away! Governor Cuomo announced today that when New York hits a vaccination rate of 70% of the population receiving at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, New York will be able "...to rescind capacity restrictions, social distancing rules, cleaning and disinfection protocols, health screening rules and contract tracing," according to a Times Union report. Or as Governor Cuomo called it "life as normal.'

Though some exceptions will still apply, so maybe more like 95% normal. The Times Union says some mask guidelines per the Centers for Disease Control would remain, as well as restrictions at "...large venues, schools, in public transit, homeless shelters, and at correctional and health care facilities."

So basically day to day life and any small to medium size gathering should return to pre-pandemic status in the next week or so. The lingering question moving forward will still be the status of concerts and sporting events, and when they will lose all restrictions and limitations as well. Considering how far we have come in the last few months, it feels like that last domino to fall will happen soon and we will be spilling beer all over each other without limitation at SPAC this fall!

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