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NEW YORK (WABC) – Reopening milestones continue in the tri-state area. Seniors’ centers welcome visitors indoors today in New York, and New York State is on the verge of lift virtually all COVID restrictions.
The Lenox Hill Senior Center on the Upper East Side is one of nearly 250 senior centers in the city. It is among those reopening for indoor activities, with mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia making a campaign stopover there on Monday.

She says it is late for the centers to open, with more than two-thirds of the city’s elderly now fully vaccinated.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the reopening earlier this month.

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He said that since the centers will not check the status of vaccines, they will still enforce social distancing rules.

But the reopening of these community centers is a major step.

Also this week, we anticipate a possible major announcement from Governor Cuomo as the state moves closer to the vaccination threshold needed to remove nearly all restrictions.

The governor said he would lift virtually all COVID restrictions once 70% of adults receive their first dose of the vaccine.

On Sunday, that number was 69.7%. Sixty-one percent of New York State residents are fully immunized.

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