Almost everyday it seems we are receiving good news moving back to a somewhat normal way of life. Last week, the CDC announced that those who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear face masks. Of course, not all states adopted the plan right away, and businesses have the option to say it's okay to enter their store without a masks. Other guidelines come with this announcement as well.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday (5/17) that beginning Wednesday (5/20) residents of New York who are fully vaccinated with not have to wear a mask indoors or outdoors. That's something I'm looking forward to, but I know there are some businesses who will require you to continue to wear a mask until they feel it's safe for their customers and employees. I can fully understand that.

One of the good news items is the return of fairs, carnivals and festivals across the state. Governor Cuomo also has just announced guidance for county fairs and local festivals throughout New York State.  Any event with over 5000 attendees will have to receive approval from the New York State Department of Health.

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Also, county and local fairs and festivals need to ensure that a six foot separation must be maintained between those who are not a party of the same party unless all persons can provide proof of full vaccination. Fairs and festivals might require all to wear face masks.

Organizers of fairs and festivals in New York State this year will also have several guidelines to adhere to from the New York State department of Health including attendee contact information, health screening, hand hygiene, communication and cleaning and disinfection. check the New York Governor website for complete information.

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