On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! New York Marathon To Return In November
New York, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th May, 2021 ) :The New York City marathon -- the world's biggest 26.2-mile race -- will return in November with 33,000 runners, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday.
Organizers said 2021 will be a "historic" year for the event.
Percentage limits on occupancy will be scrapped for many business and cultural venues in the city -- including shops, restaurants, cinemas and museums.
They will be allowed to welcome as many people as they want provided six feet of social distancing is maintained.
The six-feet rule does not apply if all customers provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.
The CDC ruled last week that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks outdoors or indoors.
The announcement caused confusion because the policy is left for the relevant local authorities or employers to decide.
There is also no way of knowing whether unmasked people have been vaccinated.
More than 60 percent of New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose, according to official data.
"Masks will still be required on public transit, in schools and some communal settings. Private venues may require masks," said Cuomo.
"Unvaccinated people should continue to wear a mask," he added.