As you likely saw/read yesterday (pretty much everywhere), Gov. Cuomo announced that COVID-19 restrictions were immediately being lifted as 70 percent of New Yorkers age 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. (Read the fine print here.)
How is the vaccination progress faring in the East Village and adjacent neighborhoods? The NYC Department of Health provides a map of vaccinations by zip code.
Here's a look at zip codes in this area for adults age 18 and over:
Partially vaccinated: 72.4 percent
Fully vaccinated: 66 percent
Partially vaccinated: 71.4 percent
Fully vaccinated: 65 percent
Partially vaccinated: 81.2 percent
Fully vaccinated: 73 percent
And moving forward here's what the lifting of restrictions means, per the State:
The State's health guidance and New York Forward industry-specific guidelines — including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening and contact information for tracing — are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.Unvaccinated individuals continue to be responsible for wearing masks, in accordance with federal CDC guidance. Consistent with the State's implementation of the recent CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals. Further, the State's health guidelines continue to be in effect for large-scale indoor event venues, pre-K to grade 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and health care settings per CDC guidelines.
Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. You can find appointments at this site.