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Wednesday marks end of mask mandate in NY for vaccinated people in many settings

Many people won't need to wear their masks in public places in New York in just a few hours.

News 12 Staff

May 19, 2021, 12:50 AM

Updated 1,130 days ago

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Many people won't need to wear their masks in public places in New York in just a few hours.
Fully vaccinated New Yorkers will no longer need to wear a mask at most places starting Wednesday.
News 12 visited different businesses including a gym, food store and salon to get thoughts from people on the major step forward.
News 12 has gotten mixed responses from businesses on how they plan to handle the change.
Some say they'll check vaccine cards, while others are going by the 'honor system.'
"We're probably not going to start going up to people enforcing and asking them if they're vaccinated," says Stephen Berg, the co-owner of the Iron Tomato.
"If you're fully vaccinated and you provide us proof and we put it in our database in your membership file, you will be able to work out without a mask," says Vira Dinota, the manager at The Westchester Gym.
The state is not planning to monitor if businesses are checking customers' vaccination records, saying it's up to each business to protect customers.


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