Six county executives in New York — Republicans and Democrats — freely asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday to embrace the CDC’s guidance permitting vaccinated people to jettison their mask by and large.
“New York needs to follow the science-sponsored guidance of the CDC,” read the statement from Orange County’s Steven M. Neuhaus, Rockland’s Ed Day, Dutchess’ Marc Molinaro, Suffolk’s Steve Bellone, Putnam’s Mary Ellen Odell and Pat Ryan of Ulster County.
“As we keep on seeing dynamic cases, hospitalizations and passings consistently dropping step by step and more people accepting vaccinations, the Governor should carry out the CDC’s presence of mind guidance.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the green light Thursday for completely vaccinated Americans to go without mask inside and outside — however Cuomo has would not close down, saying the state needs to “survey” the new rules.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on Friday had encouraged Cuomo to follow the government proposals.
“New York State ought to quickly embrace the CDC guidance that the individuals who are completely vaccinated against COVID presently don’t have to wear masks or actually distance, inside or outside in practically all conditions. The antibody works and our occupants need to get back to typical life,” said Curran, a Democrat who is running for re-appointment to a second term this fall.
The clashing positions from the feds and Albany has created mass turmoil in the Empire State, as organizations are compelled to disclose to furious vaccinated clients that they need to remain masked.
On Thursday, Cuomo said that state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker — the beset official engaged with the supposed COVID-19 nursing home loss of life conceal — will be entrusted with investigating the refreshed CDC guidance for the Empire State.
“In New York, we have consistently depended on current realities and the science to control us all through the most exceedingly awful of this pandemic and in our fruitful resuming,” Cuomo said Thursday, before then clearly excusing the science.
“We have gotten the recently updated guidance from the CDC in regards to mask-wearing and social removing for those with vaccinations and are surveying them in conference with Dr. Zucker and our accomplices and health specialists in encompassing states.”
Because of a solicitation for input about the joint statement on Sunday, a rep for the Health Department said: “We keep on assessing the CDC guidance.”