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Coronavirus

A guide to New York’s new rules on masks and distancing

ALBANY — New York eased its mask and social distancing mandates again Wednesday, but people shouldn’t be throwing their face coverings in the garbage just yet. Masks are still required for everyone in many settings. Millions of unvaccinated New Yorkers still have to wear them in most ...

New York to let vaccinated people ditch masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Vaccinated New Yorkers can ditch their masks, even indoors, the New York City marathon is coming back and Radio City Music Hall will reopen to vaccinated audiences, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday in a flurry of announcements intended to accelerate the state’s ...

Gov. Cuomo deciding whether to change mask mandate for NY

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to say whether he will change his state’s mask or social distancing rules in light of new federal guidance that eases rules for fully vaccinated people. Cuomo said Thursday that his administration is reviewing the new federal guidance and ...

Mourning for a young newcomer

LAKE PLACID — The people who miss Bryce Laughlin say he was the kind of guy who just wanted those around him to be happy. Laughlin moved to Lake Placid in March and died last month of pneumonia after contracting COVID-19. He was 22 years old. Laughlin is remembered as a kind-hearted ...

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. "Today is a great day ...

Northwood sends students home as COVID cluster grows

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s Northwood School sent students home in an effort to halt any further spread of the coronavirus, and in hopes that its seniors may be able to return at the end of the month for prom and commencement. Altogether, 24 people at the private boarding school ...