POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — May 14, 2021 — “With yesterday’s announcement from the CDC that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or practice physical distancing in the vast majority of situations comes another return to normalcy we expected mass vaccination to bring. As we continue to see active cases, hospitalizations and deaths steadily dropping day by day, we have undeniable proof that the COVID-19 vaccine works. Over 60 percent of Dutchess County residents have been vaccinated, and more continue to sign up for a vaccine every day.
“I urge New York State to follow the common-sense guidance of the professionals at the CDC who have helped keep us safe for the past 14 months and announce the full re-opening of schools and all restrictions on businesses be lifted.”
SOURCE: Sean T. McMann | Communications Specialist | Dutchess County Government